How does the Weatherization Program Work?

How do prospective recipients apply?  Come by our office located at 430 South Court St., Montgomery or call the toll-free number 1-866-780-4945 or (334)-262-4300.  Ask for the Weatherization office.  Answer a few preliminary questions to determine eligibility and ask for the “Weatherization Application packet” to be mailed to you.  You may download and print the Application and Cover Letter from this website.

What is the process?  As long as funding is available the process happens as follows:

  • Client requests an application packet leaving their full mailing address and two contact numbers
  • Application packet is mailed to client – instruction letter describes the needed documentation which must accompany application – completed application and ALL necessary documentation is mailed or hand-carried to this office

CARPDC Weatherization Program
430 South Court St.
Montgomery, AL 36104

    • Application reviewed for client household eligibility
    • If determined eligible, client file is prioritized per DOE guidelines and placed on the prioritization list under all applicants with higher point values and above all applicants with lower point values. All applicants with same point value are prioritized by date received.
    • When client migrates to top of list an energy audit is scheduled. The energy audit will determine eligibility of the structure and subsequent needed energy efficiency measures to install. If the structure’s state of disrepair/dilapidation is beyond program scope, home will be disqualified.
    • If eligible, client home is let out for bid
    • Sealed bids are opened at this office and awarded to the lowest responsible bidding contractor. Bid opening is open to bidding contractors.
    • Contractor sets appointment with client to complete measure installs
    • Final inspection scheduled and work inspected for quality and program compliance
    • Client enjoys a more comfortable and more energy efficient home

Does CARPDC have credentialed people on staff?  The current program manager has been with WAP for over twelve years and possesses the following training certificates, certifications, and licenses:

    • 20 plus years previous residential construction experience
    • Building Performance Institute (BPI) certifications:
      • Quality Control Inspector (2014) – ANSI Certification
      • Building Analyst Professional
      • Envelope Professional
    • Licensed Home Inspector – Alabama license HI-4006
    • Certified Carbon Monoxide inspector
    • Certified Lead Renovator by Alabama Department of Public Health & EPA
    • Infrared Camera Training Certificate for Energy Applications
    • Certified in Mold Assessment and Remediation
    • ADECA Energy Code Training on International Residential Code (IRC) of 2009
    • Kansas Building Science Institute Inspector/Auditor graduate
    • Georgia Association of Home Inspectors (GAHI) Home Inspection Methods graduate
    • NRCERT Mobile Home Wx Training certificate – 2005
    • Completed Alabama Ethics Law training

For Macon, Montgomery, Lee, and Russell County residents, please see links to application above.  For residents of all other Counties, please contact ADECA-ED, Weatherization Department.

For further information please email Donny Barber, Weatherization Program Manager, or call 334-262-4300.

Weatherization

Download | WAP Application Cover Letter

Download | Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) Application

How does the Weatherization Program Work?

Weatherization Mission

To reduce energy costs for low-income families, particularly the elderly, the disabled and families with children, by improving the energy efficiency of their homes while ensuring health and safety. The ultimate goal is to keep our clients warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer, and safe all year long, all at a reduced cost to them. All single family, site built homes and mobile homes are eligible.

Weatherization Purpose

Weatherization is a federally funded, Department of Energy (DOE), program created in 1976 to retrofit low-income family homes to increase their energy efficiency, thereby reducing the household’s utility bills. It also enhances their comfort and mitigates any health and safety hazards to the household, such as carbon monoxide issues. The work is performed using the most advanced technologies and testing protocols available to the housing industry today. On average, Weatherization saves the household $283 in the first year alone, with these savings continually accruing for many years to come. Household utility usage is decreased on average by 35%. This savings directly leads to more disposable income for the household so other necessities, such as food and medication, may be more easily afforded. Learn more about the Federal Weatherization program here.

Eligibility Criteria

Alabama residents with an annual income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level are eligible for the program. DOE estimates that over 38 million households nationwide are eligible for the program.

Services Provided | The Alabama Weatherization Program follows a priority list when weatherizing homes. Typically, a home receives the following items:

Priority # Measure Priority # Measure
1 Air Seal Home and Ducts 5 Install Floor Insulation
2 Install Attic Insulation 6 Install Programmable Thermostats
3 Install Wall Insulation 7 Install Water Heater Tank Insulation
4 Install Duct Insulation    

CARPDC’s Progress

CARPDC has recently (2018) expanded its Weatherization service area to six new Counties: Autauga, Chilton, Dallas, Elmore, Perry, and Shelby.   Total contracts allow CARPDC to assist some 75 to 85 homes a year.

How to Apply

Weatherization’s toll-free number is 1-866-780-4945 or one may call locally at (334)-262-4300. An application with step-by-step directions will be mailed to the homeowner. Additionally an application can be printed or downloaded here.   Homeowners submit the completed application with all necessary paperwork and eligibility is determined. It’s that easy!

Housing

CARPDC is an equal housing opportunity agency which currently provides housing rehabilitation and energy efficiency services to low-income individuals and families throughout Central Alabama.

Housing Rehab Program

Through funding from Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), CARPDC assists low and very low-income families with essential home repairs including health and safety and structural deficiencies.  For more information contact Cade Gunnells.

Weatherization Assistance Program

The US Department of Energy and the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs provides CARPDC with funding to provide health and safety and energy efficiency services to low-income households in Macon, Montgomery, Lee, and Russell Counties.  For more information contact Donny Barber.

CARPDC does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, familial status, religion or disability in programs, services or in employment.