Missouri WAP Application Information
Missouri Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) gives free weatherization services to low-income households in Missouri. The program focuses on low-income households with high energy costs. It aims to lower the energy costs for such households.
Missouri WAP helps low-income households to make their home more energy efficient by making improvements. These improvements may include air sealing; attic, floor, and wall insulation; window and door improvements; and repairing of equipment to make it more energy efficient. Households may receive any or all of these services based on the findings of home energy audit report.
Weatherization services through Missouri WAP help state to save energy. For every $1 invested in weatherization services, households return $2.5 on average. Usually, households using WAP services will save $1.8 for every $1 in energy bills. Households using weatherization services will be able to reduce their energy costs up to 14%. Households using natural gas as their primary fuel can easily save up to 24% of the total energy cost. At the current prices, a household receiving weatherization services will save $347 annually on average. The improvements are long-term so that eligible households can easily reduce their energy costs on permanent basis. In addition to cost saving, these services are help households with improved health and safety. Households using these services will have reduced risk of heat-related illness. Similarly, improved safety measures will help households to reduce risk of injury and death from home fires.
Missouri WAP uses a point-based waiting list to provide its services to income eligible households. Households with elderly persons, people with disabilities, and children will receive priority on the waiting list. Other factors may include
Number of people in the household
Primary fuel type used by the household
Households with no heat
Households facing disastrous situation
Weatherization services are provided through local weatherization agencies. These agencies will distribute funds based on the priority list for weatherization for as long as the funds last. Weatherization agencies will also provide training and weatherization education to eligible households. The purpose of providing education and training is to help households improve home energy efficiency by following energy saving tips.
If your household is income-eligible, you can reduce your heating and cooling costs by making energy efficient improvements. You can apply for Missouri WAP at your local weatherization agency. These agencies have offices in every county in the state.
To receive weatherization assistance through Missouri WAP, you will need to meet the following guidelines.
You must be a resident of state of Missouri. You will need to provide proof of your residency along with WAP application.
Your household income should be within income guidelines of the program for the year you are applying. Currently, the program is using 200% of Federal Poverty Line (FPL) as income limit.
You must be responsible for paying home energy costs.
In order to receive WAP benefits, you will need to meet income guidelines.
Household size Annual income limit
If you have more persons in your household, you can add $7,920 for each additional person in the households.
If someone in your household is receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Aid to Families with Dependent Children, you will automatically qualify for Missouri WAP.
WAP Application Instructions
In order to apply for Missouri WAP, you will have to find your local weatherization agency and apply there. You can locate an agency in your area by using this link.
When you apply for Missouri WAP through a local weatherization agency, you will need to provide certain documents to prove your eligibility.
You can call 800-361-4827 for more information on the Missouri WAP application process and the services program provides in your county.