Weatherization Assistance Program

Last Updated 8/8/18

The Office of Community Services (OCS) administers the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), which Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance’s (CFDA) number is 81.042, under a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).  WAP helps low-income families and individuals reduce their energy bill by installing weatherization measures into their homes and by providing education to the participants and community about energy efficiency.

During Program Year (PY) 2016, October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017, Hawaii was awarded $206,123.00 to conduct WAP services, which resulted in weatherization measures installed into 95 dwelling units.  For PY 2017, Hawaii was awarded a total of $215,750.  OCS is working with the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to provide additional weatherization services to eligible low-income persons and families.  To be eligible a potential participant must be within the 200% Federal Poverty Guideline, and that priority is given to elderly (60 years old and older), persons with disabilities, families with children, high residential energy users, and households with high energy burden.

Depending on a person’s or family’s eligibility, the following energy efficient weatherization measures, that are pre-approved on the Hawaii’s Weatherization Assistance Program Priority List for Single-Family Homes, could be installed:

  • Low-Flow Showerheads & Faucet Aerators;
  • CFL or LED Lighting;
  • Advanced Power Strip;
  • Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heater or Solar Water Heater;
  • Small Room Air Conditioner;
  • Very Large Room Air Conditioner; and
  • Refrigerator Replacement.

If you are interested in enrolling in WAP, for PY 2017, please contact the agency in your respective county.  OCS has contracted with four Community Action Agencies to administer weatherization services.  The agencies that are providing WAP services are:

Community Action Agencies Contact Person Email Phone Number
Kauai Economic Opportunity, Inc. Gerald Nakamura (808) 245-4077 ext. 234
Honolulu Community Action Program James Upega (808) 447-5431
Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Council Chad Hasegawa (808) 932-2721
Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc. Nick Saladino (808) 249-2990

You can find Hawaii’s approved PY 2017 State Plan here.