Hawaii WAP Application Information
Hawaii Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) helps low-income families to reduce their energy costs through various energy efficiency services and installations. The program provides these benefits to the most vulnerable so that they can cut down on their energy bills. Eligible households will typically have high energy costs while low income.
Hawaii WAP is funded by the U.S Department of Energy (DOE) in addition to supplemental funding from other sources. The program distributes funds to the most vulnerable families. Priority is given to the families with elderly, disabled, and children. Families will have to be income eligible to receive benefits through Hawaii WAP.
If a household is eligible for Hawaii Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), it will receive benefits after a comprehensive energy audit. The energy audit determines whether a home needs weatherization services or not. Audit report will highlight weatherization services that can make the home more energy efficient. Households may qualify for different weatherization services such as attic insulation, air sealing, weather shield installation, solar water heater installation, low flow showerheads, and heating equipment repairing. Some households may also qualify to receive new heat pumps, water heaters, as well as energy conservation education. Certified energy educators, who receive special weatherization training, will make the home improvements according to the audit report.
Hawaii has high electricity costs compared to national average cost of residential electricity. Hawaii WAP tries to reduce the additional cost of energy by making energy efficient improvements. Weatherization services have traditionally helped households reduce their annual energy costs by $1000 on average.
Applicants will need to meet some requirements to receive assistance through Hawaii WAP.
Applicants should be U.S citizen or a legal alien. Applicants will need to furnish proof of their citizenship or provide alien certificate.
Applicants should be residents of state of Hawaii. A proof of current residence will be needed to establish eligibility.
Applicant's annual household income should be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Line (FPL). Income proof will be required to prove eligibility for Hawaii WAP. Applicants receiving SSI or TANF benefits will be automatically income eligible for the program.
Households should meet income limits in order to receive Hawaii WAP benefits.
Household size Annual gross income limit
If your family has more than eight people, you can add $9,100 for each additional person to find annual gross income limit for the household.
WAP Application Instructions
To receive Hawaii WAP benefits, you can use any of the following methods.
Apply through State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations: You can also apply through State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations by calling at 808-586-8675.
Apply through local WAP provider: Apply with your local WAP provider. Here is a list of providers in different counties. You will find a list of WAP providers for each county below.
Hawaii Country Economic Opportunity Council
47 Rainbow Drive
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
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PO Box 1027
Lihui, Hawaii 96766
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