Director – Jesse Waite
Weatherization Assistance Program
The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) helps low-income individuals and families reduce energy costs and increase comfort and safety in their homes. Individuals, families, the elderly, and the disabled who are making no more than 200 percent of the current federal poverty income level are eligible for help. However, priority is given to the elderly and disabled, households with high-energy consumption, emergency situations, and homes with preschool-age children.
Participating households average nearly 35 percent in savings, or approximately $583 per year, after the completion of weatherization improvements. To apply for weatherization assistance, individuals must submit their WX Application, Utility Release Form, and Dominion Energy Release Form and proof of ownership to the BRAG office. These documents are also obtainable at the BRAG office.
Also, if you are renting your home, you can still apply by having your landlord fill out the Income Property Owner Weatherization Agreement and submit it along with your application. All energy saving measures can still be installed at no cost to the client or the landlord.
The Crisis Program services clients whos furnaces, air conditioners, or water heaters have quit working during the season they are needed. To be eligible for the Crisis Program, you must be receiving HEAT assistance, which can be applied for through BRAG. If the HEAT program is out of season, you may still get HEAT qualified.
To apply for the Crisis Program, individuals must submit their Crisis Application and bring in proof of ownership to the BRAG office. Applications are also obtainable at the BRAG office.