What is HWAP?
The Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP) provides eligible Ohioans with assistance to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce their energy costs. Ohioans participating in the HWAP will receive a home inspection to identify the services necessary to improve their home’s energy efficiency. Services are provided through local agencies in each county.
Who is Eligible for HWAP?
Ohioans with a household income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines are eligible for the program. Priority is given to Ohioans who are older than age of 60, those with disabilities, those with children in the home, and households with a high energy usage and/or burden. All families who have received assistance any time during the last 12 months under Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or Home Energy Assistance (HEAP) (does not include Emergency HEAP) are automatically income eligible for weatherization services. Please remember an application must be submitted to your HWAP provider in order to apply for services.
How to Get Started
To submit an application for HWAP services, you must contact your local HWAP provider. COAD serves as an HWAP provider to the following counties: Adams, Ashland, Athens, Belmont, Brown, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Tuscarawas, Vinton, and Washington.
If you do live in one of those counties, call COAD today at (740) 594-8499 to get started on your HWAP process.
If you do not live in these counties, visit the following link to determine who your HWAP provider is and contact them to submit an application: Ohio HWAP Service Providers and Contacts by County.
HWAP is funded through the following sources:
U.S. Department of Energy, Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) funds. To learn more about the National Weatherization Assistance Program, click here: National Weatherization Assistance Program Department of Energy.
To learn more about all Ohio Department of Development Energy Assistance Programs, click here: All Energy Assistance Programs Ohio Department of Development
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds. In accordance with Ohio law, fifteen percent of these funds are earmarked for the HWAP. To learn more about HHS services administered by the state of Ohio, including the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), click here: Home Energy Assistance Program Ohio Department of Development.