Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP)

Increase The Energy Efficiency of Your Home

The Ohio Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP) is a NO-COST energy assistance program designed to increase the energy efficiency of homes owned or occupied by income-eligible Ohioans. HWAP is federally funded by the U.S. Departments of Energy and Health and Human Services and administered in Ohio by the Ohio Development Services Agency.


  • Franklin, Lorain, and Richland.


  • Energy inspection to determine which cost-effective weatherization services can be installed.
  • Safety inspection on the gas appliances such as the furnace, stove, and water heater.
  • May also include attic, sidewall and floor insulation, duct and air sealing, and tune-up or replacement of inefficient furnaces and water heaters.


  • 200% of the federal poverty guidelines or below.
  • Must have a furnace and fuel service must be active.
  • If the furnace uses fuel oil, the household must have at least a 3 month supply on hand.
  • Home owner or renter (Landlord authorization required).
  • No major roof leaks, excessive mold, standing water, or other issues that would prevent safe, effective insulation.
  • All work must be determined to be cost-effective by the comprehensive National Energy Audit Tool (NEAT).

To Apply:

  • Check box #14 on your HEAP application
  • Call our office at (614) 861-7992 in Franklin County or (419) 774-0457 in Richland County or (419) 660-9413 in Lorain County
  • Click for more information from the Ohio Development Services Agency