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; July 1 to June 30.

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


WAP Program Related Document

NJ State Plan 2014 [pdf 1mB]
NJ Field Guide for Energy Auditors and Inspectors of Single Family Housing [pdf 24mB] 
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

File Contents and Standardized File Format Policy (Incorporated in Chapter 7 Pending Release) [pdf 266kB]

Grantee Reporting and Payment Policy (Incorporated in Chapter 7 Pending Release)  [pdf 260kB]

 Policy Bulletin

           New Jersey Weatherization Assistance Program Manual

 Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Eligibility and Documentation (Reissued November 17, 2014) [pdf 118kB]
Chapter 2 - Eligible and Non Eligible Structures (Reissued November 17, 2014) [pdf 102kB]
Chapter 3 - Health and Safety (Reissued November 17, 2014) [pdf 483kB]
Chapter 4 - Energy Audits [pdf 4mB]
Chapter 5 - Uniform Bid Process and Contractor Relations (Reissued
November 17, 2014
 [pdf 80kB]
Chapter 6- Heating Systems (Issued November 17, 2014) [pdf 159kB]
Chapter 7 - WAP Agencies Grant Management and Program Operations
Chapter 8 - State Quality Control Inspections and Monitoring
Appendix Weatherization Forms
Additional Resources