Weatherization Assistance Program

Last Updated 08/17/17

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.

Hawaii was awarded a total of $639,195 under grant number EE0006149 which started in October 1, 2014 and ends on September 30, 2017.  WAP runs on a program year (PY) which starts on October 1 and ends on September 30, and is labeled according to the year that the program starts.  During PY 2015, Hawaii was awarded $195,448.00 to conduct WAP services, which resulted in weatherization measures installed into 31 dwelling units.  For this current year, PY 2016, Hawaii was awarded $206,123 to install weatherization measures into 37 dwelling units.

Each year, OCS submits a WAP State Plan for DOE approval (PY 2016 State Plan).  The WAP State Plan specifies that 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.

These energy efficient weatherization measures are pre-approved on the Hawaii’s Weatherization Assistance Program Priority List for Single-Family Homes.

  • 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 PY16, please contact the agency in your respective county.  OCS has contracted with three 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