North Dakota WAP Application Information
How to Apply for WAP
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North Dakota Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) provides different weatherization services to households with high energy consumption. The purpose of these benefits is to increase energy efficiency of homes in the state.
Weatherization services reduce energy expenditure while making homes safe and healthy to live. These services are provided after an energy auditor has inspected the home. Energy auditor will decide which measures will help household save energy bills. Depending on the findings of energy auditor, a household may receive any of the following services.
Services for reducing air infiltration, which typically involves using caulking and weather stripping techniques.
Insulation services for attic, floor, and perimeter.
Windows and doors related services to prevent heat loss.
Furnace repairing services to improve its efficiency. In some cases, furnace can also be replaced.
Repairs to the house structure to protect weatherization measures
Weatherization measures benefit the home for long term. Homes can continue to save energy for a lifetime with most weatherization services. Some last for 10-15 years while others last for 30 years. Typically, furnace repairing lasts the shortest and requires repair or replacement again in 10-15 years.
North Dakota WAP is available for all income-eligible residents of the state as long as the cost of making improvements reduces energy cost. An energy auditor will determine the value provided against money invested to see if the home qualifies for any or all WAP services. General rehabilitation and cosmetic improvements will not provide a return on investment through reduction in energy costs. Therefore, they are not offered under WAP. These services are available for homeowners as well as renters. Renters will need to obtain permission in writing from their landlord to receive WAP services.
The program gives priority to certain households when providing its services. Generally, a household with a disabled or elderly person will receive priority. A household with children under the age of five may also receive priority for WAP services.
Unlike most other states, you can submit an application online for WAP in North Dakota. Your application will be automatically forwarded to your local community action agency who will provide the services after determining your eligibility for the program.
If you are looking to receive North Dakota WAP services, then you will need to meet the following eligibility requirements for the program.
Only residents of North Dakota can apply for North Dakota WAP. You will need to show proof of your residence to prove this particular requirement for WAP.
You will only receive services if you are responsible for paying home energy costs. You will need to bring previous bills that you have been paying.
Your energy expenses must be high and you should have a genuine need for help with energy bills.
In case you are living in rented property, you need to obtain written permission from your landlord before you could qualify for WAP services in North Dakota.
Your annual income needs to be at or below 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL).
Here are income requirements for the program according to 200% of FPL.
Household size Annual income limit
If household size exceeds eight people, then simply add $7,920 for each additional person to find out income limit according to your household size.
Households with at least one person receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Aid to Families with Dependent Children will automatically qualify for the program.
WAP Application Instructions
To apply for North Dakota WAP, you can choose any of the two methods.
Apply Online: You can apply online for WAP in North Dakota. Use this link to open online application form. Fill it in all respects and hit SUBMIT button at the bottom once you are done. Your application will be automatically forwarded to your local WAP agency.
Apply by visiting your local WAP provider: You can apply for WAP services in North Dakota by visiting local WAP provider. Here is a list of providers in North Dakota.