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Arkansas Weatherization Assistance Program

What is the Arkansas Weatherization Assistance Program all about?

The Arkansas Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is part of the largest residential energy efficiency program in the country. The mission of this organization is to help low-income individuals insulate their homes (especially the elderly, people with disabilities, families with children, people using a high amount of energy, and households with a high energy burden) in order to help those who are least able to afford utility costs and to conserve energy as much as possible.

Low-income homeowners who are interested in installing energy-saving measures in their homes have the option of applying for WAP financing.
In addition to the elderly and disabled, families with small children are given the highest priority when it comes to receiving assistance. When doing an energy audit on a single-frame home, a method called the National Energy Audit (NEAT) is used to figure out which changes will save the homeowner the most money. The Mobile Home Energy Audit (MHEA) is a way to measure the energy efficiency of a mobile home so that you can figure out which upgrades will have the biggest effect on the home’s energy efficiency.

Understanding WAP

There are seven service providers under the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) in Arkansas who are responsible for weatherizing homes across all 75 counties in the state. It is their job to install energy-efficient upgrades in low-income homes that qualify for the program. The service providers are made up of Community Action Agencies (CAAs) and other nonprofit organizations.

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) annually provides grant funds to community action agencies and non-profit organizations. It is one of the many programs designed to boost homes’ energy efficiency. To help consumers reduce their daily energy consumption, the program uses advanced diagnostic technology, such as a computerized energy audit. This determines how much energy a family actually uses on a daily basis.

Eligibility

To be considered for participation in this benefit program, you must be an Arkansas resident. There is the option of providing preference to:

  • Those who are over the age of sixty
  • Families that have at least one disabled member (and preferably more).
  • houses containing children (in most states)
  • If you are currently receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), you are immediately eligible for weatherization assistance under the DOE’s regulations (TANF).

How to Apply

To submit an application for this program, please get in touch with your neighborhood community action agency, the contact information for which can be found on the website of the Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association, Inc.

Organizations That Help the Community

What is the best way to get in touch with you?

Visit the following link for additional details regarding this program: ADEQ Weatherization Assistance Program

Also see Arkansas Utility Assistance Program