Delaware WAP Application Information

Delaware Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is a federally funded program through U.S Department of Energy (DOE) that offers aid to low-income households so that they can reduce their energy consumption and make their homes more comfortable and healthy. The program gives priority to households with elderly, disabled, and children.

Delaware WAP provides benefits only once. The program helps most vulnerable households who have high-energy costs but low household income. A household receiving weatherization services saves approximately $350 annually due to increased energy efficiency of the building. According to DEO, every $1 invested on weatherization returns roughly $2.50 through reduction in fuel consumption and improvement of building.

Delaware WAP provides number of services for eligible households to help them reduce energy costs. The program will first perform an energy audit conducted by a professional auditor. Once the audit has determined type of weatherization services needed for making the home more energy efficient, WAP contractors will carry out the necessary improvement work. Improvements can include gas leaks, ventilation, ceiling insulation, and sealing of air. Remember, Delaware WAP doesn't provide furnace replacement services.

Weatherization services through Delaware WAP are available for homeowners as well as renters. However, renters will have to obtain permission from their landlords who will need to share cost of weatherization services with Delaware WAP. The program is unavailable for apartments but multi-family residents can apply for Delaware WAP, provided 50% families living in the building meet income guidelines set for the program.

If your household doesn't meet income guidelines for Delaware WAP but needs weatherization assistance, which it can't afford, you can look for benefits available through Division of Energy and Climate or Energize Delaware program.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to receive Delaware WAP services, applicants will have to meet certain eligibility criteria.

  • Applicants must be U.S citizens of qualified aliens

  • Applicants must be residents of state of Delaware

  • Applicants should not have received weatherization assistance through Delaware WAP on a previous occasion

  • Applicants must meet the income guidelines for the Delaware Weatherization Assistance Program

Income eligibility for Delaware WAP

In order to become Delaware WAP eligible, households will have to meet the following income guidelines.

Household size Gross annual income limit

Family Size Annual Income Bimonthly Bi-Weekly Weekly
1 $29,160 $2,430 $1,120 $560
2 $39,440 $3,287 $1,516 $758
3 $49,720 $4,143 $1,912 $956
4 $60,000 $5,000 $2,308 $1,154
5 $70,280 $5,857 $2,704 $1,352
6 $80,560 $6,713 $3,100 $1,550
7 $90,840 $7,570 $3,496 $1,748
8 $101,120 $8,427 $3,892 $1,946

If you have more than eight members in your household, then add $7,920 for each additional person to find income limits for your household.

WAP Application Instructions

In order to apply for Delaware WAP, follow these steps:

  1. Visit your local Home Weatherization Department and obtain an application from the office.

  2. You can also find more information here on Delaware's official WAP webpage. There you can find contact information, application information, and how the program can assist households. Here you can find the WAP grant application.

  3. After you submit an application, an inspector will inspect your home and determine the improvement work needed.