The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is federally funded through the U.S. Department of Energy and enables income-qualified households to permanently reduce their energy bills by helping to make their homes more energy efficient while protecting the health and safety of family members.

Services may include:

  • Energy audits to evaluate potential weatherization work

  • Exterior wall and attic insulation

  • Air infiltration and bypass sealing

  • Testing, repair, or replacement of homeowner mechanical systems

  • Participant education

How to apply for assistance:

  • Households must apply for Weatherization through a joint Energy Assistance/Weatherization application.

  • View the eligibility guidelines for the weatherization assistance program.

  • The following additional considerations apply to Weatherization Assistance eligibility:

    • Households (homeowners or renters) at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines are income eligible for WAP.

    • Priority is given to households with:

      • elderly or disabled family members

      • children 18 years of age or younger

      • high energy consumption

      • family members receiving TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) or SSI (Supplemental Security Income) within the last 12 months.

  • Access applications in this section and mail to your local weatherization assistance provider - Renville County Energy Assistance, 105 South 5th Street, Suite 203h, Olivia, MN 56277.   Minnesota residents also may obtain an application and more information on contacting their local energy assistance provider by calling 1-800-657-3710 (be prepared to enter your zip code when prompted).