Colorado WAP Application Information
How to Apply for WAP
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The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) Weatherization Program provides weatherization services to eligible households in the state. The program is a result collaboration of Xcel Energy and Energy Outreach Colorado. The U.S Department of Energy (DOE) provides necessary funds for the program.
The CEO Weatherization program provides number of weatherization services such as comprehensive energy audit, attic insulation and crawl space insulation. These services help Coloradoans to save money by reducing consumption of energy for heating and cooling. Additionally, the program offers air leakage reduction, forced air furnace efficiency assessment, high efficiency lighting, as well as appliance safety. All these services are to ensure that they low-income households in Colorado can reduce their energy costs hence helping the state minimize energy consumption.
In addition to Weatherization services, the program also provides numerous benefits such as increase in comfort and safety of the home, lower energy consumption, and lower utility bills. The CEO Weatherization also helps the environment by reducing pollution by minimizing greenhouse gas emissions. Households using CEO Weatherization services will also contribute to the environment by doing their part to slow the climate change and reserve natural resources.
The CEO Weatherization program will begin by performing energy audit for the qualified households. The audit will help households identify possible measures for energy conservation. The program will prepare a work plan based on findings of energy audit. The work plan may include sealing major air leaks, optimizing water heaters and furnaces, replacing regular appliances with high efficiency appliances, replacing regular lights with compact fluorescent lights, as well as adding insulation where needed. The program will also provide necessary education to eligible households so that they can understand their responsibility towards the environment and reduce their energy costs by using various tips and useful information.
Finally, the program inspector will review changes made to your home to determine the impact of installations. Usually, CEO Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) will help a household reduce its energy costs up to 30%.
To be eligible for CEO Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), households will have to meet the following eligibility criteria for the program.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or qualified aliens who have obtained relevant legal documents.
Applicants must be residents of state of Colorado. Residents living in their own homes, rental homes, mobile homes, single-family units, as well as multi-family units will be eligible for the program if they meet other requirements.
Those receiving assistance through the following programs will automatically qualify for CEO Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).
Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Aid to Needy and Disabled (AND)
Old Age Pension (OAP)
Households meeting the following income eligibility criteria will also qualify to receive CEO Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) benefits.
Household size Annual gross income
For larger families, add $7,640 for each additional person in the annual gross income limit to find out the income limit.
Eligibility for multi-family Weatherization Program
Multi-family buildings in Colorado can qualify for WAP assistance provided they meet the program requirements.
WAP Application Instructions
The building must have 5 or more dwelling units
The building must have only a centralized heating source as opposed to individual heating units
The building should have received weatherization services since Sep. 30, 1994
At least 50% residents should meet income criteria for the CEO Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)
The property owner will have to ensure that the rents will not be increased over a specific period of time and the benefits will accrue to thee residents.
In order to apply for CEO Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP,), you will have to contact your local weatherization agency or County Weatherization Division. You can locate an agency office near you by using this map. Click your county to find out more information about your county service office.
You can either complete the application by visiting your county service office, or ask for an application to be mailed. You can fill out the application, and mail it back to the office to apply for WAP benefits.
Alternatively, you can download an application using this link, and mail it to your local service office.