New Mexico WAP Application Information
New Mexico Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) assists low-income households through energy efficient weatherization services. WAP reduces energy costs by making energy efficient improvements. Households finding it difficult to pay their energy bills due to low household income will be able to avail WAP services if they haven’t been weatherized by New Mexico WAP at an earlier time.
New Mexico WAP has limited resources. That’s the reason program has a priority list. Households with elderly, disabled, and children will be able to receive the assistance first. Once the assistance has been provided to these households and funds haven’t exhausted, the remaining households will be provided WAP services.
When a household qualifies for WAP services, it will undergo a home energy audit. The audit will determine different services that can help the household to conserve energy and become energy efficient. Qualified contractors will make these improvements after completion of energy audit report.
WAP services include leakage reduction, packing cracks, caulking, weather stripping, air sealing, improvement in fireplace, insulation blankets for water heaters, and roof insulation. The program also helps households by providing heating equipment repairing. In case the equipment is extremely old and can’t be repaired for optimized use, WAP will replace it.
WAP assistance is available for income eligible families, whether living in their own home, rented home, multi-family buildings, or mobile homes. As long as you are responsible for paying energy costs, you can apply for assistance. However, the final decision about your eligibility lies with WAP authorities who will decide your eligibility based on your household income, number of people living in the household, and energy expenses.
In order to receive assistance through New Mexico WAP, you will have to be eligible for the program. Here are eligibility requirements.
You must be a resident of New Mexico
You must be responsible for paying your home energy costs
Your household income should be below the income limit set in the program
In order to receive assistance through New Mexico WAP, your household income should follow these guidelines.
Number of people in household Maximum annual income
If you have more people living in the household, then add $7,920 for each additional person.
Some households will automatically clear income eligibility. Households receiving any of the following benefits will receive automatic eligibility.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
WAP Application Instructions
Currently there is no online only application for this program.
To apply for WAP in New Mexico, you will need to contact your local WAP agency. WAP has contracted with number of agencies to ensure that the program is easily accessible for everyone.
You can use this link to find contact information about your local agency.