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Florida Weatherization Assistance

Florida’s Weatherization Assistance Program

Florida’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) provides funds to community action agencies, local governments, Indian tribes, and other non-profit organizations around the country to encourage energy-saving home improvements for low-income families. A mechanism that takes demographic and weather data into account is used to determine the average grant amount for each home, which is $2,600.

What is weatherization?

Weatherization is the method of maximizing the energy efficiency of a building. It entails sealing cracks, replacing windows, and insulating walls and ceilings. The advantages of weatherization cannot be overemphasized. It can reduce your monthly utility costs, enhance the indoor air quality of your home, and even protect you against fire.

Insulation, weather stripping, water heater covers, and reduced air infiltration are all protective measures. Such as furnaces and air conditioners, and HVAC systems can be repaired or replaced. Each residence must undergo a comprehensive energy inspection and diagnostic testing. The house’s information is entered into a computer program, and a printout is supplied. The printout is analyzed to establish the measures that, if implemented, should reduce the home’s energy use, hence lowering the customer’s monthly electricity bill.

Who is eligible to enroll in Florida’s Weatherization Assistance Program?

In order to qualify for this welfare program, you must be a Florida 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).
  • Families with children are eligible

Another qualifying factor is if you are currently receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF).

To qualify, your household’s annual gross income must be less than the following amounts, before taxes are deducted:

Annual Household Income Limits (before taxes)
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $27,180
2 $36,620
3 $46,060
4 $55,500
5 $64,940
6 $74,380
7 $83,820
8 $93,260

*Add $9,440 for each additional member in a household with more than eight people. Always double-check the instructions with the appropriate controlling agency to confirm that you are following the most recent version.

What steps do I need to take to apply for the Florida Weatherization Assistance Program?

View the Community Assistance Local Programs and Contacts List page and then contact the organization listed under the county where you currently live to find out where to apply for assistance in your region.

You can go online and print out a Client Intake Form to fill out and then turn it in to the local provider agency in your region, along with proof of your income.

Local Weatherization Office in your Community

What is the best way for me to contact you?

For more information on Florida’s Weatherization Assistance Program, please visit their website.