Weatherization Assistance Program, Home Energy Assistance, Heating Repair and Replacement Program
This three part program assists low-income households by improving the safety and comfort of the home, while also reducing energy waste. The agency will assess the needs of the home and provide weatherization, heating repairs, or other energy-related services within the program regulations. This program focuses on energy reduction, rather than rehabilitation. The agency will conduct an energy audit to determine cost-effective ways of reducing energy waste, as well as a follow-up inspection after contractors have performed the labor.
Clients apply for the programs using the FAP/EAP application. Elderly or disabled families, families with young children, and households with high energy burdens receive priority. Services are usually funded with a combination of program resources. The auditor determines the breakdown based on the needs of the home and the program rules.
- Ages Served: All
- Income Guidelines: Up to 200% FPG
- Geographic Area: Merrimack and Belknap Counties
- Program Cost: Cooperation with process
- Other Eligibility Requirements: Home cannot have been treated after September 1994. Home can’t have any significant structural issues like a leaking roof, failing plumbing or electrical systems, or vermiculite insulation.
- Not a window and door program
- Focus is on insulation and air sealing
- Heating system replacement funding is limited
- WAP and HRRP are one-time services
- Cannot provide continuous service or minor tune-ups or repairs
- Not an “emergency service.” There is a wait period
- Energy Audit and cost-effective analysis determines what can be done to a home
- Owners and renters (with landlord permission) are eligible
- Existing structural, safety, or health issues may result in the home being deferred
- Clients with questions should contact the Weatherization Office
2 Industrial Park Dr,
Concord, NH 03301