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 I qualify?

  • Your total household income is less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Applicant must include income documentation (paystubs, bank statements) for each working adult in the household.
  • You live in a participating county: Chaffee, Clear Creek, Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Jackson, Lake, Moffat, Park, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, and Summit
  • You automatically qualify if you (or anyone in your household) receives assistance from specific federal programs, such as those listed below. Applicant must include current benefit approval letter when submitting weatherization application.
    • Low-Income Energy Assistance (LEAP)
    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
    • Aid to the Needy and Disabled (AND)

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.

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.