Weatherization Assistance Program

Last Updated 08/15/19

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) 2017, October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018, Hawaii was awarded $215,750.00 to conduct WAP services, which resulted in weatherization measures installed into 42 dwelling units.  For PY 2018, Hawaii was awarded a total of $248,258.00.  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 2018, 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. Brigitte Correia (808) 245-4077 ext. 226
Honolulu Community Action Program James Upega (808) 447-5431
Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Council Lane Ueda (808) 961-2681 ext. 300
Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc. Nicanor Saladino (808) 249-2990

You can find the draft of Hawaii’s PY 2019 State Plan here.

Hawaii’s Weatherization Field Guide