What is the Weatherization Assistance Program?
The Weatherization Assistance Program is funded by the US Department of Energy, and assists low-income persons to minimize energy-related costs and fuel usage in their homes through retrofits and home improvement measures.
Who Provides Weatherization Services?
Connecticut’s Weatherization Assistance Program (CTWAP) is administered by the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) in partnership with the Connecticut Community Action Agency network. Local Community Action Agencies qualify households and coordinate services; DEEP provides overall program management and technical assistance.
Am I Eligible And How Do I Apply?
The Weatherization Assistance Program uses the same eligibility criteria as the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program. Currently, the eligibility is set at 60% of State Median Income. Priority is given to households that are particularly vulnerable, such as the elderly, persons with disabilities, families with children and high energy users. For multi-family dwellings, at least two-thirds of the tenants must be income-eligible.
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Additional Eligibility Criteria
- The dwelling cannot have been weatherized by the Connecticut Weatherization Program at any point after September 30, 1994.
- The dwelling cannot be for sale or listed for sale within six months of the work’s completion.
- The dwelling cannot be in foreclosure or loan mediation.
- Landlords of rental applicants may be asked for a landlord contribution of 20% of the material cost, up to a maximum of $500 per eligible unit.
Applying for CTWAP
The statewide Community Action Agency (CAA) network operates the Weatherization Assistance Program. Applications are taken at the same time as the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program as part of a joint application process. Make sure to ask the staff person for a Weatherization Card or Referral Form if you are interested in the program. For the Energy Assistance intake site near you, call 2-1-1.
What Happens After I Apply?
If eligible, you will be contacted by Community Renewal Team (CRT) of Hartford or New Opportunities Inc (NOI) of Waterbury to schedule an initial energy audit. The energy audit helps determine the weatherization measures to be installed. Keeping health and safety in mind, the objective is to lower energy bills by making the dwelling more energy efficient. Typical measures may include heating system tune-ups and repairs, blower door guided air-sealing, attic and sidewall insulation, and health & safety inspections.
I’m Interested in Weatherization, but I’m not Eligible. Help!
There are other programs available, including a utility ratepayer-funded low-cost energy audit. contact Energize CT for more information phone: 1-877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873)
For Information about the Connecticut Weatherization Assistance Program (CTWAP) please email: DEEP.Weatherization@ct.gov.
Information on the Current Application (Dates Tentative)
June 30, 2020 - PY 19 Annual File for CT Weatherization Assistance Program (Final)
June 30, 2020 - PY 19 State Plan for the Connecticut Weatherization Assistance Program (Final Version)
June 30, 2020 - PY 19 Application (SF-424) for the CT Weatherization Assistance Program (Final Version)
March 19, 2020 - Public Hearing on the CT Weatherization Assistance Program State Plan for PY20
February 4, 2020- PY 20 Annual File For CT Weatherization Assistance Program (Draft)
February 4, 2020- PY 20 State Plan for CT Weatherization Assistance Program (Draft)
February 4, 2020 - PY 20 Application (SF424) for CT Weatherization Assistance Program (Draft)
This update is to serve as a reminder that the WAP Public Hearing will be held as a virtual meeting via ZOOM on Thursday, March, 19th, 2020, from 11:00am-1:00pm. If you would like to speak during or are unable to participate in the hearing, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, DEEP is providing an opportunity to submit written comments on the Weatherization Assistance Program. written comments may be filed electronically on DEEP's website at www.ct.gov/deep/energyfilings on or before April 2nd, 2020 by 4:00pm. Written comments can also be e-mailed to DEEP.EnergyBureau@ct.gov or sent via US Mail to DEEP's Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy, Ten Franklin Square, New Britain, Connecticut all comments submitted by stakeholders in this proceeding will be posted on the DEEP website. Any questions may be directed to Brian Biernat, DEEP Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy at DEEP.EnergyBureau@ct.gov.
Current Information and Documentation
Content last modified June 21, 2020