Arkansas WAP Application Information
The Arkansas Weatherization Assistance program is a program that aims to encourage and facilitate energy conservation in the state of Arkansas. It achieves by providing financial assistance to low-income families in the state, this financial assistance is used to facilitate the installation of insulation ceilings, duct sealings, weather stripping and caulking doors among other materials that help to conserve energy in the home.
The Arkansas WAP helps to implement energy conservation measures on both family houses and mobile houses. The different energy conservation measures installed on these houses include.
Energy Conservation Measures on Single Family and multi-family houses
Replacement of broken windows
Installation of Caulk , weather strip doors and windows
Installation of storm windows , thermostats and furnace tune-ups
The insulation of un-insulated ceilings, walls , and floors
Implementation of necessary health and safety measures required prior to the weatherization of the house
The measures undertaken on mobile homes include:
Replacement of broken windows
Installation of caulk, weather strip doors and windows
Installation of thermostats and furnace tune-ups
Implementation of health and safety measures required prior to weatherization
In order to be eligible for the Arkansas WAP families need to meet a set of eligibility requirements. These eligibility requirements are mainly based on the applicant’s income, residence and participation in other programs such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Aid to Families with dependent children.
If you meet the basic program eligibility requirements, you should go ahead and apply for the Arkansas WAP by contacting your nearest community action agency, which is responsible for distributing program benefits at the local level. A list of local Community Action Agencies is available on this link:
www.acaaa.org/acaaa/ (List of Local Community Action Agencies)
In order to be eligible for the Arkansas WAP, applicants must meet a specified set of eligibility requirements. These eligibility requirements are mainly based on the income, area of residence and the applicant’s participatory status in other social service program.
Arkansas WAP-Income Eligibility Requirements
In order to qualify for the Arkansas WAP applicants must have an income that is either equal to or less than the specified maximum. These income eligibility requirements are based on the household size and are specified on the following link: www.humanservices.arkansas.gov/.pdf (Arkansas WAP Income Eligibility guidelines)
Arkansas WAP – Residential Eligibility Requirements
Applicants to the Arkansas WAP must be residents of the state of Arkansas and should be US Nationals or registered legal aliens. Additionally these applicants must reside in the local area from which they apply.
Participation in Other Social Service Programs
Applicants already participating in other Social Service Programs such as SSI or are receiving Aid due to dependent children are automatically eligible for the program.
WAP Application Instructions
Applying for the Arkansas weatherization program is a fairly easy process. All you need to do is to contact your local agency and book an appointment for an interview. A list of Arkansas WAP local agencies and their respective contact information is available on this link: www.acaaa.org/acaaa/ (Arkansas WAP List of Local Offices). A program representative will then process your application and determine whether you are eligible for the program.
Upon successful completion of the process, you will start receiving the Arkansas WAP program benefits.
The Arkansas Weatherization Subgrantee Agency directory can be found on this link: www.humanservices.arkansas.gov/.pdf (Arkansas Weatherization Sub-grantee Agency Directory)