Idaho WAP Application Information
Idaho Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) offers weatherization services for income eligible households so that they can cut down on their energy costs. The program offers a wide range of services to make homes energy efficient. WAP helps homeowners as well as renters as long as they meet income guidelines.
Idaho WAP provides four different types of services/benefits to ensure that low-income households are protected against harsh weather. These services include heating efficiency measures, conduction measures, infiltration measures, health & safety, and repair.
Idaho WAP improves heating system through heat efficiency measures. Eligible households may receive cleaning and tuning services for furnace as well as furnace repairing. Heating efficiency measures also include sealing heat delivery system to ensure minimum fuel consumption and maximum efficiency.
Conduction measures reduce heat loss and gain through ceiling and walls. Eligible households may qualify for installation of insulation. Heat ducts, floor, ceiling, walls, and water pipes will be insulated to ensure minimum conduction and maximum energy efficiency. Conduction measures may also provide replacement and repairing of windows and doors for qualified Idaho households.
Infiltration measures will reduce the flow of heat by sealing air leakage. Health & safety measures provide heating system diagnostic testing as well as general inspection for safety. Households may also qualify for repairs for general home improvement that can help improve energy efficiency.
Idaho WAP gives priority to the most vulnerable households. Families with young children, elderly, and disabled will move up the queue for weatherization benefits. Households with huge energy costs and low income will also get priority for WAP services.
Idaho WAP is available for low-income households whose household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Line (FPL). You can apply for the benefits through Community Action Partnership (CAP) by locating an office near you. You can also call Idaho Care-Line at 2-1-1 to get more information on the program.
In order to receive weatherization services through Idaho WAP, you will have to meet the following criteria.
You must be a U.S citizen or a qualified alien
You must be a resident of state of Idaho
Your household income should not exceed income limits set for Idaho WAP or meet requirements for automatic eligibility
Automatic eligibility is for households with at least one member receiving benefits through Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or Aid to Families with Dependent Children.
In order to qualify for Idaho WAP, your household income must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Line (FPL).
Household size Annual gross income limit
If more than eight people live in the household, add $7,920 to annual gross income limit for each additional person.
To find the latest on income eligibility, refer to Idaho Community Action Partnership (CAP) website.
WAP Application Instructions
To apply for Idaho WAP, you can:
Contact your local Community Action Partnership (CAP) agency. You can locate an office near you using Idaho CAP website.
You can call Idaho Care-Line at 2-1-1 to know about the CAP agency accepting WAP applications near you.
When applying for Idaho WAP, you will need to provide names, birthdates, and Social Security numbers for all the members of the household. Additionally, you will need to provide copy of recent utility bill and proof of income. You will need to prove income for previous 3 months. You can use check stubs, SSI award letter, and other income-related documents to prove your income.