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Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), Home Energy Assistance (HEA), Building Weatherization Program (BWP)

This three-part program is designed to assist low-income households by improving the safety and comfort of the home, while also focusing on energy reduction, reducing household energy costs. The Agency will conduct a comprehensive Energy Audit to determine cost effective ways of reducing energy waste, as well as a follow-up inspection once the work has been completed.

Clients can apply for these programs using the Fuel Assistance and Electric Assistance applications. Priority is extended to elderly, disabled, families with children under 6 years old and/or households with high energy burdens. Services are funded with a combination of both federally and locally funded program resources.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Ages Served: All
  • Geographic Area: Merrimack and Belknap Counties
  • Eligibility is determined by income verification with enrollment in the Fuel or Electric Assistance Benefits program
  • Homeowners (both stick-built and manufactured homes) and renters (with landlord permission) are eligible
  • Homes previously weatherized through the WAP program after September 1994 are not eligible
  • Homes previously weatherized through the HEA program may be revisited pending utility approval
  • Structural issues, actively leaking roof, standing water in the basement, failing plumbing or electrical systems, or other related safety concerns may result in deferral of services until the concerns have been addressed by the homeowner or landlord

Fast Facts

  • Program Cost: There is no cost to the client. All we ask is for cooperation with our processes
  • This program is not an “emergency service”. There can be wait period due to prioritizing and demand
  • This is not a “window and door” program. The primary focus is on insulation, air sealing and health & safety
  • Heating system replacement funding is limited, and there are additional guidelines for rentals
  • Potential to install LED light bulbs, kitchen & bathroom low-flow devices, additional ventilation, health and safety related devices such as Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms, and refrigerator metering for possible replacement if the unit qualifies
  • The program cannot provide continuous service or minor tune-ups and repairs
  • Energy Audit results and cost-effective analysis determines which measures can be completed in the home

How to Apply

  • Clients can apply for the Weatherization Program using the Fuel Assistance Program (FAP) and Electric Assistance Program (EAP) applications.
  • For more info on how and where to apply for Fuel or Electric Assistance benefits, please visit: www.bm-cap.org/energy-assistance, or see below for a list of areas centers closest to you.
  • Fuel Assistance Program: (603) 225-3295 ext. 1140 or email: fuelassistance@bm-cap.org
  • Electric Assistance Program: (603) 225-3295 ext. 1186 or email: eapcoordinator@bm-cap.org
  • If you are already receiving Fuel or Electric Assistance benefits and would like to speak to someone regarding Weatherization, please contact us by phone at (603) 225-3295 ext. 1151 or email weatherization@bm-cap.org
  • Toll-free number: (800) 856-5525
  • TTY/TDD number: (800) 735-2964

Area Center Locations

    Concord:  (603) 225-6880          
  (603) 279-4096
    Laconia:  (603) 524-5512 
  (603) 456-2207
    Suncook:  (603) 485-7824