Description: Assist elderly, handicapped and low-income persons in weatherizing their homes, improving their heating system efficiency and conserving energy.

Assistance Provided To:
Low-income occupants; community-based agencies assisting low-income occupied dwelling units.

Type of Assistance:

Funding Source: U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (LIHEAP) and U. S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Award Period: October 1 to September 30; April 1 to March 31.

Procedure for Applying:
Submission of an application to a designated community-based agency.


Program Related Document

NJ State Plan 2012 [pdf 549mB]
NJ State Plan 2013 [pdf 1.67mB]
NJ Field Guide for Energy Auditors and Inspectors of Single Family Housing [pdf 24mB]

New Jersey Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) Health & Safety Information

WAP Program Documents
Heswap Training Request Form [pdf 240 kB]

WAP Policy Guidance 

 The Division of Housing and Community Resources is currently undertaking a review of the policies that govern the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).  This process is expected to be ongoing through a period of several months, culminating in the adoption of a Policy Manual for the New Jersey Weatherization Assistance Program.  Below are links to all the current the WAP Policy Manual & Bulletins (WAP PB) which govern the administration of the State of New Jersey s WAP. 

Current Weatherization Policies

Chapter 1 - Eligibility and Documentation [pdf 318kB]

Chapter 2 - File Contents and Standardized File Format [pdf 79kB]

Chapter 3 - Grantee Reporting and Payments [pdf 260kB]


 Policy Bulletin

           New Jersey Weatherization Assistance Program Manual

 Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Eligibility and Documentation (Reissued April 11, 2014) [pdf 318kB]
Chapter 2 - Eligible and Non Eligible Structures
Chapter 3 - Health and Safety
Chapter 4 - Energy Audits
Chapter 5 - Material Installation Standards
Chapter 6 - Uniform Bid Process and Contractor Relations (Issued April 11, 2014) [pdf 279kB]
Chapter 7 - Heating Systems
Chapter 8 - Sub Grantees Grant Management and Program Operations
Chapter 9 - State Quality Control Inspections and Monitoring
Appendix Weatherization Forms
Additional Resources