DOE's Weatherization Assistance (Wx) Program is the nation's largest residential energy efficiency program. Its mission is to insulate the dwellings of low-income persons, particularly the elderly, persons with disabilities, families with children, high residential energy users, and households with a high energy burden, in order to conserve needed energy and to aid those persons least able to afford higher utility costs.
Income is a primary factor. Depending on the state you live in, you are eligible for weatherization if your income falls below the "125% or 150% poverty level". Note, however, that some states use a third alternative to set eligibility if your income is less than 60% of the median income in your state; and minimum incomes for Hawaii and Alaska, respectively, are slightly higher.
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For more information about this program and a complete list of state agencies that can put you in contact with the nearest local weatherization agency, visit: DOE's Weatherization Assistance Website.
This grant program is federally funded, but administered at the state and local level. Interested individuals can apply for assistance through more than 970 local community action agencies that provide weatherization services.