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.
For more information regarding the Energy Assistance Program and eligibility please visit:
Additional Eligibility Criteria
- The dwelling cannot have been weatherized by the Connecticut Weatherization Assistance Program if it has been weatherized by WAP, LIHEAP, HUD or USDA activities within the last fifteen years.
- 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 WAP-BIL Application
September 14, 2022 – PY22 – PY27 BIL State Plan for the CT Weatherization Assistance Program (Draft)
Information on the WAP-BIL Public Hearings
September 28, 2022 - WAP-BIL Public Hearing 1 (10:00AM)
September 28, 2022 - WAP-BIL Public Hearing 2 (6:00PM)
Information on the Current Formula Application (Dates Tentative)
June 30, 2022 - PY 21 State Plan for the Connecticut Weatherization Assistance Program (Final Version)
Information on WAP Public Hearings
April 27, 2022 - WAP Public Hearing 1 (6:00PM)
April 29, 2022 - WAP Public Hearing 2 (1:00PM)
Additional Information on WAP
Content last modified September 23, 2022