Weatherization Assistance Program

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is a federally funded program that provides free energy conservation services to eligible households, both owner-occupied and renters. Qualified applicants can receive assistance with items like insulation, air sealing, storm windows and doors, furnace repair or replacement, refrigerator replacement, LED light retrofitting and Health and Safety evaluations.

Funding for weatherization services is provided by the Colorado Energy Office and the U.S. Department of Energy Denver Regional Office.

DO YOU QUALIFY?

If you currently receive financial assistance from any of the following programs, you may automatically qualify for weatherization services:

  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)

Households may also be eligible if they meet the following income guidelines:

Household MembersAnnual Income StatewideAnnual Income for Xcel, Black Hills, Atmos, Colorado Natural Gas Customers only (See full 80% AMI chart linked below)
1$36,983$48,720-$74,400
2$48,362$55,680-$85,040
3$59,742$62,640-$95,680
4$71,122$69,600-$106,240
5$82,501$75,200-$114,800
6$93,881$75,200-$114,800
7$96,014$86,320-$131,760
8$101,120$91,920-$140,240
9$111,400$97,520-$148,720
10$121,680$103,120-$157,200
  • The Xcel, Black Hills, Atmos, Colorado Natural Gas customer income limit is dependent on 80% Area Median Income.
  • Households with 1-7 members are based on 60% of the State Median Income.
  • Households with 8 or more members are based on 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.
  • For households with more than 10 people: add $10,280 for each additional person (annually).

Weatherization Program Process

Submit a WAP application and return it to Northwest Colorado Council of Governments (NWCCOG) via mail to the address below or email to wxoutreach@nwccog.org. You can also fax your application to 970-468-1208.
*If your utility provider is any of the following please complete the applicable consent to disclose utility data form:

If you WAP application is approved, NWCCOG will
1.  Schedule a free home energy audit to identify the most appropriate and cost-effective improvements for the home.
2. After the audit, NWCCOG will schedule a qualified weatherization crew to install appropriate energy efficient upgrades for free.
3. A certified inspector will assess the completed work for quality.

Apply to the Weatherization Assistance Program Online

NWCCOG – Energy Program
PO BOX 2308
Silverthorne, CO, 80498

How to Get Help

Email the NWCCOG – Energy Program at wxoutreach@nwccog.org. You can also call 1-866.HEAT.HELP (1.866.432.8435) or apply online through Colorado Peak.

Other Resources

Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) is a federally funded program that can pay part of your heating costs. It is only active from November 1st to April 30th each year and can be used once per heating season.

You can find more information on LEAP through the Colorado Department of Human Services.