Weatherization Section

Download | Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) Application

Download | WAP Application Cover Letter

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!