Weatherization Assistance Program For Cook County Residents

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) uses energy conservation techniques to reduce the cost of home energy by an estimated percent. Correcting health and safety hazards and potentially life-threatening conditions is the first consideration in WAP activities.

  • Households where one or more members have received TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) or SSI (Supplemental Security Income) within the last 12 months.
  • Households at or below 200% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines are income eligible for WAP.
  • Homeowners and renters may be income eligible for WAP.
  • Priority is given to households with at least one elderly or disabled member and to customers with the highest heating costs.
  • Federally funded through the U.S. Department of Energy and the Department of Health and Human Services

Services Available:

  • Participant education
  • Energy audits to evaluate home’s energy usage
  • Exterior wall and attic insulation
  • Air infiltration and bypass sealing
  • Test, repair, and/or replace home mechanical systems to ensure efficiency and safety

Contact Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) at 218-749-2912 or 800-662-5711.

Maximum Eligible Income for Program Dates 10-01-2009 to 09-30-2010
Weatherization Assistance

The Minnesota Weatherization Assistance Program uses the past 3 months of household income prior to signing the application and/or last year’s federal tax forms for self-employment income for making eligibility determinations.

Household
Size
Annual 3-month
1 $21,695 $5,423
2 $29,140 $7,285
3 $36,620 $9,155
4 $44,100 $11,025
5 $51,580 $12,895
6 $59,060 $14,765
7 $66,540 $16,635
8 $74,020 $18,505

*Based on 200% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.

For each additional household member add $7,480 to annual income and $1,870 to 3-month income.

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