The Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program (IHWAP) helps low income residents and households conserve fuel and reduce energy costs by making their homes and apartments more energy efficient. Energy conservation measures provided through home weatherization can ensure citizens have access to more affordable energy services. Weatherization services 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)
- Maximum $7,500 per eligible client’s home for energy-related weatherization and repair work
Eligibility depends on household income (income of everyone living in the unit). To be eligible to receive assistance, the household’s combined income must be at or below 150% of the federal poverty level using State and HHS funds, and 200% of the federal poverty level using DOE funding.
Click here to find a Community Action Agency (CAA) serving your area and apply for assistance.
For more information contact:
Office of Community Assistance
Illinois Department of Commerce