Utah WAP Application Information
How to Apply for WAP
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Utah Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) brings numerous weatherization services to residents of Utah. These services are available free of charge for income eligible households. WAP services aim to improve home energy efficiency by making certain weatherization measures suited to the household. As a result, the household will enjoy reduction in energy costs for lifetime.
The program is available to all income-eligible households in the state of Utah. The program gives priority to households with children. Households with medically needed, disabled, or aged members will also receive priority. Renters will need written permission from landlord before they can qualify for WAP services. In most cases, landlords will need to contribute to total cost of weatherization measures I case of renters living there. Households participating in WAP will usually save up to 33% in energy costs. Since most weatherization measures last a lifetime, homes will save greatly on energy bills for next 30-40 years.
Utah WAP provides different weatherization services after performing an energy audit. The energy audit is conducted by qualified contractors. The final report of energy audit will indicate different weatherization services to be provided to building in order to improve its energy efficiency. These services may include air sealing to stop air leakage, insulation of walls and attic to prevent heat conduction, and furnace repairing and replacement for improving its efficiency. Households may also qualify to receive refrigerator replacement. These services will improve the energy efficiency to reduce energy cost for the household.
Utah WAP is available only for low-income households. Households will need to meet income qualifications to receive these services. Since these benefits are made available to help the most vulnerable households in the state, priority will be given to households with high energy costs and low income.
To receive WAP services in Utah, you will need to fill out an application and hand it over your local WAP agency. You can also send your completed application to the office by mail or fax. Make sure that you have provided all the necessary documents along with your application.
In order to receive WAP benefits in Utah, you will need to meet the following requirements.
You must be a resident of state of Utah to receive these services from Utah WAP.
You will need to be the person responsible for paying home energy bills to apply for WAP.
Your household should require help in order to reduce excessive use and wastage of energy by using weatherization services.
You should meet income guidelines for the program.
Your household income should be within the following limits to receive WAP services.
Household size Annual income limit
You can find complete DOE 2012 poverty income guidelines here.
WAP Application Instructions
To apply for Utah WAP, you will just need to go to your nearest WAP provider. WAP services are provided through eight government and non-profit agencies. These agencies cover each county so that needy households can find a WAP provider in their county.
These WAP providers will help you with application process. You can obtain the application bundle from the office and hand it back to the office after you’ve completed it. As soon as you return your completed application form, you will be added to WAP list if you meet qualification criteria for the program.
Alternatively, you can download application form from the internet and fax or mail completed application with necessary documents to your county WAP provider. You can also drop it off at the office in person instead of mailing or faxing it to your provider. Download the application form here.
You can find a list of local WAP providers in Utah at this link.