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Benefit Details
Michigan Weatherization Assistance Program
Managing Agency Michigan http://www.mich.gov/

Program Description

Michigan's Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is a federally-funded, low-income residential energy conservation program. The program provides free home energy conservation services to low-income Michigan homeowners and renters. These services reduce energy use and lower utility bills, thus creating more self-sufficient households.

A trained inspector will assess eligible dwellings for energy conservation needs. A typical inspection will include Blower Door testing for air leakage, Combustion Appliance testing for safety and efficiency, and a Health and Safety inspection. A computerized audit is the basis for determining which measures are most cost effective for each individual dwelling.

According to national studies, households that receive weatherization services can expect heating costs to be reduced 20 to 25 percent. At today's fuel cost, that amounts to about a $300 savings. As fuel costs continue to rise, even greater savings will result.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Michigan.

If you receive Supplemental Security Income or Aid to Families with Dependent Children, you are automatically eligible to receive weatherization services.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process

To apply, contact your local weatherization operator:
http://www.michigan.gov/dhs/0,1607,7-124-5452_7124_7211-58707--,00.html

Program Contact Information

For more information on the program please visit: http://www.michigan.gov/heatingassistance/0,1607,7-215-33212-15408--,00.html
To ask about the Weatherization Assistance program, please call the Michigan Family Independence Agency at: 517-373-2035