The Weatherization Assistance Program provides free home energy upgrades to income-eligible homeowners and renters to help save energy and improve comfort. The Weatherization Assistance Program works closely with its companion program, the Energy Assistance Program, to help permanently reduce energy bills for low-income Minnesotans. Minnesota Energy Resources contributes to the funding of this program.

If your household qualifies, a local weatherization service provider may conduct a free home assessment to identify cost-effective improvement opportunities to make your home more energy efficient.

Potential energy efficiency upgrades include:

  • Exterior wall and attic insulation
  • Air leakage reduction
  • Furnace, boiler, and water heater repair or replacement
  • Ideas to help you reduce your home’s energy use (both gas and electric), such as using a programmable thermostat

Qualifying income eligibility guidelines

In general, the Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program serves residential customers in one- to four-unit homes. The household must demonstrate an income below 200% of federal poverty income guidelines.

The Weatherization Assistance Program uses the past three months of household income to determine eligibility.

2019 Income Guidelines for Weatherization Assistance Program

HOUSEHOLD ANNUAL INCOME 3 MONTH INCOME
1 $ 24,980 $ 6,245
2 $ 33,820 $ 8,455
3 $ 42,660 $ 10,665
4 $ 51,500 $ 12,875
5 $ 60,340 $ 15,085
6 $ 69,180 $ 17,295
7 $ 78,020 $ 19,505
8 $ 86,860 $ 21,715

For full program details, visit Weatherization Assistance Program.

How to Apply

Minnesota Energy Resource customers can obtain an application by contacting the local Community Action Partnership agency in your area.

To determine eligibility, you will need to complete a joint application for Energy Assistance and Weatherization Assistance and mail it to your local Community Action Partnership agency. After your eligibility has been determined, wait time for assistance varies between agencies.

If your income exceeds the described guidelines, you may want to consider the 4u2 program.


WEC Energy Group