1. DCEO
  2. Community Services
  3. Home Weatherization

How to Apply

The Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program (IHWAP) is designed to help reduce the energy costs for low income households by making their homes more energy efficient.  For Program Years 2010-2012, this effort is being augmented by increased funding through the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  Energy conservation actions that can be funded through IHWAP include:

  • Air sealing
  • Attic and wall insulation
  • Furnace repair and replacement
  • Electric base load reduction (lighting and refrigerator, and Window and door weatherization)
  • A maximum of $7,500 can be spent on each eligible client’s home for energy-related weatherization and repair work.

Am I Eligible?

If your household's combined income for the 30 days prior to application is at or below 150% of the federal poverty level as shown in the chart below, you may be eligible to recieve weatherization assistance.

​Family Size 30 Day Income Annual Income​
​1 $1,436​ $17,235
​2 $1,939​ $23,265
​3 $2,441​ $29,295
​4 $2,944​ $35,325
​5 $3,446​ $41,355
​6 $3,949​ $47,385
7 $4,451​ $53,415
​8 ​$4,954 ​$49,445


For additional assistance, please feel free to call the Energy Assistance Hotline at (877) 411-9276.