The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) provides limited assistance to low income homeowners to improve the energy efficiency of their homes thus reducing their utility costs. Due to the scarcity of resources, priority is given to the lowest income households. WAP may be used for the following: Leakage reduction including repair or replacement of broken glass or thresholds, packing cracks, caulking or weather-stripping, installation of door sweeps, fireplace dampers, water heater insulation blankets, thermostat controls, exterior doors, exterior windows; incidental repairs including lumber to frame or repair windows and doors, roofing materials to patch or repair leaks, protective materials (paint), or repair materials; health and safety including stove pipes, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, space heaters, furnace repair/replacement, moisture related problems, wiring problems; ceiling, wall and floor insulation; measures for mobile homes; and electric base load measures like new refrigerators. The amount of assistance cannot exceed an average of $2,672 per household with a maximum per house of $3,663.
General Program RequirementsIn order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of New Mexico.
If you receive Supplemental Security Income or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, you are automatically eligible to receive weatherization services.
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application ProcessTo apply for this program, please contact your local administering agency at the following location: