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Iowa Weatherization Assistance Program Benefits

Program Description

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is a Federal grant program established to help reduce the heating and cooling costs for low income persons, particularly the elderly, disabled, and children, by improving the energy efficiency of their homes. The installation of energy efficiency measures for each dwelling is based on a computerized energy audit which determines the cost effectiveness of each measure. Energy efficiency measures include high-density wall and attic insulation and blower door - guided infiltration reduction. Because the weatherization procedures result in "tightening" homes, indoor air quality and other client health and safety issues are also addressed. Health and safety measures include safety checks of all combustion appliances. Besides the obvious benefit of conserving energy, the program also mitigates certain health and safety problems in the client's homes, maintains affordable housing for low-income persons, reduces utility arrearages, and reduces environmental pollution.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Iowa.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $23,540
2 $31,860
3 $40,180
4 $48,500
5 $56,820
6 $65,140
7 $73,460
8 $81,780
If you receive Supplemental Security Income or Aid to Families with Dependent Children, you are automatically eligible to receive weatherization services.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To apply for Weatherization, Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) and other programs, find the outreach office nearest you by clicking on your county at the following link:

Program Contact Information

For more information about the Iowa Weatherization program, please go to:
You may also contact the Iowa Department of Human Rights at 515-242-5655.