Weatherization Assistance Program

Community Action Partnership manages a cost effective and highly productive weatherization program year round for income-eligible families within Idaho’s ten northernmost counties – Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Shoshone, Benewah, Latah, Nez Perce, Clearwater, Lewis, and Idaho Counties – and Asotin County in Washington. This program is designed to reduce heating and cooling costs for income-eligible families, particularly the elderly, people with disabilities and children, by improving energy efficiency within their homes while addressing health and safety concerns. This program provides energy efficiency measures that are tailored to each home and are designed for maximum cost savings in energy conservation.

CAP’s Energy Auditors are state-certified professionals who are skilled and committed to energy conservation and saving energy dollars. The measures which may be addressed fall into five major categories:

  1. HEALTH & SAFETY – Air quality testing, heating system diagnostic testing, and general site inspections are performed to identify potential problems which might exist.
  2. HEATING EFFICIENCY MEASURES – Designed to improve the operation of the heating system and may include cleaning, tuning, repairs and or replacements.
  3. INFILTRATION MEASURES – Designed to reduce the air leakage from the home.
  4. CONDUCTION MEASURES – Designed to reduce heat loss and gain from the interior / exterior of the home by installing insulation. Insulation may be installed in the ceiling, walls, heat ducts, floor, and/or water pipes. Other measures installed if energy savings are determined, include but are not limited to, the repair or replacement of windows and doors.
  5. REPAIRS – Repairs that may be needed to help preserve or protect the material that has been installed and maintain the structural integrity of the home.

The Weatherization income guidelines below are effective starting on July 1, 2014.

Weatherization
Program Year 2014-2015

Family Size

Monthly Income Limit

3-Month Income Limit

1
$1945
$5835
2
$2622
$7865
3
$3298
$9895
4
$3975
$11,925
5
$4652
$13,955
6
$5328
$15,985
7
$6005
$18,015
8
$6682
$20,045
Each Additional Member
$677
$2030

Applicants to the Weatherization program must provide the following information at the time of their application:

  • Names/birth dates for all household members
  • Proof of Social Security numbers for all household members (SS cards or statement from SSA)
  • Heating energy vendor name/account number (utility bill)
  • Verification of residence address (bill with home address)
  • Income verification for the previous 3 months by pay date, not pay period (paystubs, SS/SSI award letters, etc)

For more information about the Weatherization Assistance Program, please email wx@cap4action.org or call toll free 1 (800) 326-4843 and request to speak with Weatherization staff.

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