Michigan WAP Application Information
Michigan Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) offer free weatherization services to low-income households in Michigan. The program helps such households to reduce their energy consumption by making their home energy efficient. The program ultimately helps these households to reduce fuel consumption through weatherization services.
Michigan WAP provides number of weatherization services to help eligible households reduce their fuel dependency. These services include weather stripping, caulking, insulation, as well as replacement of lights with energy efficient lights. The insulation services can be used for attic, walls, and ceiling to ensure that outside weather has minimal effect on the inside temperature.
Michigan WAP will conduct a comprehensive energy audit to determine what services are needed to bring weatherization improvement in the house. On average, $6,500 is spent per household in order to make it energy efficient. However, the exact amount to be spent depends on the findings of energy audit. Households receiving weatherization services will usually save up to 25% or $400 on energy costs per year.
Michigan WAP gives preference to households with extremely low-income and high-energy costs. Households with elderly, disabled, children, and medically needy person will also receive priority for the availability of services. Michigan WAP benefits are available for homeowners as well as renters. However, renters will required to obtain consent from their landlord to meet the additional requirements to receive these benefits.
To receive Michigan WAP benefits, your need to be responsible for paying energy costs for the household. Since the program addresses the most vulnerable households in the state, only income eligible households will receive these benefits. These one-time benefits are provided as long as funds are available.
If you need additional assistance, you can also apply for other energy assistance programs such as Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Home Heating Credit, and Emergency Relief Program.
To receive weatherization services through Michigan WAP, you will need to meet the following criteria.
You must be a resident of Michigan
Your household income should be at or below 200% of Federal Poverty Line (FPL)
Households receiving SSI or Aid to Families with Dependent Children don’t have to meet income guidelines. They will automatically qualify for the program.
Here are income guidelines for Michigan WAP:
Household size Maximum Annual Income
WAP Application Instructions
To apply for Michigan WAP, you will need to contact your local weatherization operator. You can locate an operator in your area using this link. Click your county on the map to see the information on operator in your area.
You can also call at 517-321-7500 to get more information about application procedure for the program.