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Utah Weatherization Assistance Program Benefits

Program Description

In 1976, in response to the national energy crisis, the U.S. Department of Energy initiated the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). The goal of this program is to assist low-income households, particularly the elderly and disabled, to reduce their energy consumption. This lessens the impact of utility costs on limited household budgets and helps stimulate self-sufficiency. Since 1976 the state of Utah has implemented this program uninterrupted with minimal need for state funding support. Weatherization coordinates efforts with many other public and private programs to improve the lives of low-income Utah residents. The Utah Housing and Community Development Division administers the Weatherization Assistance Program statewide through eight government and non-profit agencies. Benefits are provided in the form of a non-cash grant to eligible households for making energy efficient improvements to their homes. Participating households are averaging nearly 33 percent in savings (or approximately $285 per year) after the completion of the weatherization work.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Utah and your residence must not have been weatherized after 1994.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $23,540
2 $31,860
3 $40,180
4 $48,500
5 $56,820
6 $65,140
7 $73,460
8 $81,780

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

The Utah Weatherization Assistance Program application is available at the following location:
http://housing.utah.gov/wap/documents/Attachment_03_WAP_application.pdf

Once you have completed the application, please print and sign it. Then send the completed application to the Weatherization agency serving your area. A list of local Weatherization agencies and the areas they serve can be found at http://housing.utah.gov/wap/where.html.

Program Contact Information

For more information on Utah's WAP, please visit: http://housing.utah.gov/wap/index.html