The Minnesota Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) receives funding from the Federal Government through the Department of Energy. The State of Minnesota distributes funding to sub-grantees from the Dept. of Commerce.
The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) uses proven energy conservation improvement measures and building science to improve the energy efficiency and comfort levels of your home. The program gives priority service to households with elderly or disabled members and high consumers of heating energy. One application identifies eligibility for both Energy Assistance Programs and WAP programs. Households who are income eligible for EAP are income eligible for WAP.
WAP helps eligible households maintain safe and energy-efficient homes through:
- Participation education
- Energy Audit
- Exterior wall and attic insulation
- Air infiltration and bypass sealing
- Heating system efficiency techniques to reduce the cost of improvements
- Safety improvements
Correcting health and safety hazards and potentially life-threatening conditions is the first consideration in weatherization activities.