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Massachusetts Weatherization Assistance Program

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) for low-income households includes the installation of weather stripping, caulking, storm windows, insulation, and other materials as well as burner testing, tune-up, and minor repairs. Funds are provided b...

What is Massachusetts Weatherization Assistance Program?

The program provides LIHEAP-eligible households with energy efficiency services. Typical work includes: air sealing, attic and/or sidewall insulation, weatherstripping and minor repairs associated with the weatherization installed measures. It is not a home rehab program and does not replace roofs or windows. Funding is from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Program Requirements

In order to qualify, you must be a Massachusetts resident and first become eligible for LIHEAP (Fuel Assistance). 

In order to qualify, you must also have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below 60 percent of the State Median Income:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $34,001
2 $44,463
3 $54,925
4 $65,387
5 $75,849
6 $86,311
7 $88,272
8 $90,234

*For households with more than eight people, add $1,962 per additional person.




Application Details

What is the application process for Massachusetts Weatherization Assistance Program?

Households apply first for the Fuel Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to become eligible for the Weatherization Assistance Program. One application serves both programs. Click here to locate the Fuel Assistance agency where you should apply:

Or, you may call the HEATLINE at 1-800-632-8175 to learn where to apply. Call to schedule an appointment to complete the application. Households will be required to verify their income, household characteristics, and address.

If you are eligible for Fuel Assistance this year, then you are already on the waiting list for Weatherization services.

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