Who We Are
Assistance Program (WAP) is a federal grant program established
to help reduce the heating and cooling costs for low income persons,
particularly the elderly, disabled, and children, by improving the
energy efficiency of their homes. The WAP has developed from a program
that stressed low cost, temporary measures installed by volunteers,
to a program that uses trained crews and contractors to install
permanent cost effective measures that address both the building
shell and the heating and cooling systems in the dwelling.
of energy efficiency measures for each dwelling is based on a
computerized energy audit which determines the cost effectiveness
of each measure. Energy efficiency measures include high density
wall and attic insulation and blower door - guided infiltration
reduction. Because the weatherization procedures result in "tightening" homes,
indoor air quality and other client health and safety issues
are also addressed. Health and safety measures include safety
checks of all combustion appliances.
obvious benefit of conserving energy, the Iowa WAP also provides
other benefits to Iowa and its residents. The program results
in millions of dollars of additional value added to the Iowa
economy. The program also mitigates certain health and safety
problems in the client's homes, maintains affordable housing
for low-income persons, reduces utility averages, and reduces
2014 State Plan
The Division of Community Action Agencies will conduct a public hearing on the 2014 Weatherization Assistance Program State Plan May 1, 2014. The hearing will be held at noon in the Room 208 of the Lucas State Office Building 321 E. 12th St., Des Moines, Iowa.
Copies of the proposed state plan are available at the Division of Community Action Agencies, Lucas State Office Building, Des Moines, Iowa 50319.
Comments may be submitted in writing or by oral presentation. Written comments must be submitted to the Division of Community Action Agencies no later than 4:30 p.m. on April 30, 2014. Oral comments should be accompanied by a written statement. Those who register in advance to make oral comments will be heard first or at a reserved time. Others wishing to speak will be heard, if time permits. Register to make an oral presentation with the Division of Community Action Agencies at the Lucas State Office Building address, ATTN: Gwen Howe or by calling 515-281-3988.
Comments received will be considered before the state plan is submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy for its approval.
2014 State Plan Public Notice
2014 State Plan Draft
more information, see below or visit the following sites:
Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program