The Weatherization Assistance Program uses the same eligibility criteria as the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program. Currently, the eligibility is set at 60% of State Median Income.
Priority is given to households that are particularly vulnerable, such as the elderly, persons with disabilities, families with children and high energy users. For multi-family dwellings, at least two-thirds of the tenants must be income-eligible.
Additional Eligibility Criteria
How do I Apply?
The statewide Community Action Agency (CAA) network operates the Weatherization Assistance Program. Applications are taken at the same time as the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program as part of a joint application process. Make sure to ask the staff person for a Weatherization Card or Referral Form if you are interested in the program. For the Energy Assistance intake site near you, call 2-1-1.
What Happens After I Apply?
If eligible, you will be contacted by the local CAA that performs weatherization work to schedule an initial energy audit. The energy audit helps determine the weatherization measures to be installed. Keeping health and safety in mind, the objective is to lower energy bills by making the dwelling more energy efficient. Typical measures may include heating system tune-ups and repairs, blower door guided air-sealing, attic and sidewall insulation, and health & safety inspections.
Iím Interested in Weatherization, but Iím not Eligible. Help!
There are other programs available, including a utility ratepayer-funded low-cost energy audit. Contact your utility company for more information:
Energy Assistance - Winter Heating Assistance Program (Link to Department of Social Services)
Content last updated August 2012