Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

Organization: DC Department of Energy and the Environment (DOEE)

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and Department of Health and Human Services, provides low-income residents technical and financial assistance to help reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy-efficient. WAP performs energy audits and installs audit-recommended energy efficiency measures to help families maintain energy-efficient, safe, and healthy homes. In the District, WAP is administered through selected Community-Based Organizations and non-profits that hire local contractors to install the energy efficiency measures recommended by the energy audit.

Typical weatherization measures may include insulation, duct sealing, heating, and cooling systems repairs or replacement, air infiltration mitigation, and installing ENERGY STAR lighting and appliances.

In addition to installing weatherization measures, DOEE offers assistance to single-family homeowners that have inoperable mechanical systems. Mechanical systems include central air conditioning units, heating systems, hot water tanks, and chimney liners. Please call (202) 299-3316 for program application instructions.
Service Category: Safe Housing
Application: To apply, residents must email [email protected] a copy of their subcontractor estimate on letterhead stating their current mechanical system(s) and/or window air conditioning unit is inoperable. Once Mrs. Jones receives the estimate, the applicant will be directed to apply for energy assistance online.

DC Department of Energy and Environment Office
1200 First Street NE Washington DC 20002

(202) 535-2600