Weatherization

​​​​​​​​The federal Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) was crea​ted in 1976 to assist low-income families who lacked resource​s to invest in energy efficiency. The Weatherization Assistance Program is operated in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Native American tribes, and U.S. territories. Funds are used to improve the energy efficiency of homes occupied by low-income households, using the most advanced technologies and testing protocols available in the housing industry. The energy conservation resulting from the efforts of state and local agencies helps our country reduce its dependence on foreign oi​​​​​​​​​l and decrease the cost of energy for families in need while improving the health and safety of their homes. 

Wisconsin’s Weatherization Assistance Program is funded with a combination of state and federal funds including U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP or EAP), and state Public Benefits (PB) funding. PB funding may only be used on buildings served by a participating electric utility. Home Energy Plus (HE+) includes the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP), Home Energy Plus Furnace Program, and the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), and is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA), Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources (DEHCR) or ‘the Division’), through a network of county agencies, tribal governments, community-based organizations, and housing authorities. The Home Energy Plus website provides information for the general public, weatherization, and energy assistance program agencies.​​​

Department of Energy Plans

Draft Program Year 2022 DOE WAP Master Plan.pdf

Draft Program Year 2022 DOE Annual Plan.pdf

Program Manual 

PY​2023 Weatherization Program Manual Final.pdf

PY​2023 Weatherization Program Summary of Changes.pdf

PY​2022 Weatherization Program Manual Final.pdf

PY2022 Appendix A-Summary of Program Manual Changes.pdf

Weatherization Manual Change Submittal Form.docx

​​Program Information

​Weatherization Service Providers Map

Weatherization Service Providers by County

​​Field Guide

2022 Weatherization Field Guide 

2022 Weatherization Field Guide Summary of Changes 

​​Technical Reports

2021 Self Evaluation Study (SES) 1-4 Unit Report

​2020 Report: Persistence of Weatherization Energy Services​​

Links

Home Energy Plus Training and Technical Assistance (HE+ TTA) Website

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Federal Government Sites

Energy Star

Find Energy Star Refrigerators and Freezers

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

National Sites (not government)​​​

National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP)

WAP TAC - Pollution Occurance Insurance​