HWAP Update

The HWAP is a federally-funded low-income residential energy efficiency program, designed to help low-income families weatherize their homes. Services include attic, wall and basement insulation, blower-door-guided air leakage reduction, heating system repairs or replacements, and health and safety testing and inspections.

Households at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines — which range from $12,060 for a family of one to $41,320 for a family of eight — qualify for the program.

Additional Information

An important update from Buckeye REC

Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP)

What is HWAP?

Ohio’s Home Weatherization Assistance Program is a federally funded low-income residential energy efficiency program. Services include attic, wall and basement insulation; blower-door-guided air leakage reduction; heating system repairs or replacements; and health and safety testing and inspections. All measures are provided based upon an on-site energy audit and on cost-effective guidelines. Individualized client education also is an important component of the program.


Households at or below 200 percent of the Federal poverty guidelines qualify for this no-cost program.


Persons in Family*                  Poverty Income Level             200 Percent

1                                                                  $12,060                         $24,120

2                                                                 $16,240                         $32,480

3                                                                 $20,420                         $40,840

4                                                                 $24,600                         $49,200

5                                                                 $28,780                         $57,560

6                                                                 $32,960                        $65,920

7                                                                 $37,140                         $74,280

8                                                                $41,320                          $82,640

*For families with more than 8 persons, add $8,360 for each additional person.

Submission of HWAP Applications

In the State of Ohio, weatherization funding is managed by the Ohio Energy Office, which is part of the Ohio Department of Development. However, actual applications for funding need to be submitted by homeowners through authorized weatherization providers. A map with a hyperlink by county can be found on the OACAA website at http://oacaa.org/directory.

Please refer to the appropriate weatherization provider as listed below based upon the county where you reside. You can visit the office, where the provider can assist you with completion of the application, or you can call the provider and request an application be mailed to you. The provider will handle all communication with the member pertaining to processing of the applications. Applications are accepted by the weatherization providers every day.

Note:  Renters and tenants will need the property owner’s permission for weatherization improvements.  The application form includes a section for this.

HWAP Weatherization Providers

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies



Service Area: Pike County
Community Action Committee of Pike County
941 Market St
PO Box 799
Piketon OH 45661-0799
740-289-4291 fax



Service Area: Scioto County
Community Action Organization of Scioto County
433 Third St
PO Box 1525
Portsmouth OH 45662-1525
740-354-3933 fax

 Service Area: Gallia, Meigs Counties
Gallia-Meigs Community Action Agency
8010 N State Route 7
Cheshire OH 45620-0272
740-367-7343 fax
 Service Area: Lawrence County
Ironton-Lawrence County Area Community Action Organization
305 N Fifth St
Ironton OH 45638-0517
740-532-1852 fax
 Service Area: Jackson, Vinton Counties
Jackson-Vinton Community Action
118 S. New York Ave.
Wellston OH 45692
740-384-5815 fax
 Service Area: Ross County
Ross County Community Action Commission
250 Woodbridge Ave.
Chillicothe OH 45601
 Service Area: Athens Tri-County
Hocking, Athens, Perry Community Action
50 Saint Charles St
Nelsonville, OH 45764
740-757-2301 fax