National Weatherization Day

October 30, 2020

The Weatherization Assistance Program created the residential home performance industry. The program was created in 1976 under Title IV of the Energy Conservation and Production Act to assist low-income families when the 1973 oil crisis was affecting millions of Americans. In this early phase, volunteers and job trainees installed low-cost conservation measures, such as covering windows with plastic sheeting, caulking, and weatherstripping to reduce home heating bills. By the 1980s, weatherization services focused on more permanent and cost-effective measures, such as insulation and improving efficiency in heating systems. Today’s home performance industry, comprising for-profit companies, is based on many of the practices and technologies developed by the Weatherization Assistance Program.

The Weatherization Assistance Program has weatherized over 7 million homes. A large portion of this work came during the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), which provided $5 billion in additional funding to support jobs, spur economic growth, and expedite the weatherization of low-income homes. In just three years, more than 1 million homes were weatherized under ARRA.

Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP)

Assists in achieving a healthy dwelling environment. One main goal of the program is to help those persons least able to afford high energy costs conserve energy thereby allowing families to use the money saved for more pressing family needs. In addition, it provides a safer, healthier living environment for the residents and reduces energy demands for the whole community. FPG 200%

Home Weatherization Assistance Program Enhancement (HWAP-E)

The Home Weatherization Assistance Enhancement Program is to enhance energy efficiency efforts of the HWAP program with a separate funding stream designed to cover the cost of specific allowable measures for targeted households. The enhancement program strives to provide a holistic approach to weatherizing homes in the most cost-effective manner by leveraging available resources. Program benefits include reducing housing hazards and promoting energy efficiency, which will improve housing conditions and public health. FPG: 175%


Household Income Limit

200% FPG









Required Documentation

  1. Proof of ALL household income
  2. Utility bills (i.e. Gas & Electric)
  3. Homeowners proof
  4. Rents (Supply owners information)

(Call 330.778.2992 for an appointment)

How Program Works

  1. Application to determine ligibility
  2. Energy audit of dwelling
  3. Installation of approved ECM (Energy Conservation Measures)
  4. Final inspection to assure work

**Note** Applicants are chosen from our waiting list according to priorities (i.e. elderly, households with children, disabled, high energy burden, high energy use).

You will then be contacted by phone to schedule an appointment for an energy audit to determine what improvements are needed to make your home more energy efficient. A private contractor or agency crew will complete all approved work.

For additional Information

Call 330.747.7921 ext. 1727 to leave a message. All calls will be returned withing 48 hours on days of operation M-TH, 7:30 am - 5:30 pm. All other calls will be returned on the next open business day.

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