Weatherization Assistance Program

The goal of the weatherization department is to improve the energy efficiency for income eligible households while assuring their health and safety. Our energy auditors, who are BPI certified, will evaluate the home/apartment to determine what can be done to improve heating and cooling efficiency. This may include insulating walls, attic and basement. Health and safety issues will be addressed by inspecting the heat system and checking for gas leaks and carbon monoxide levels.

Heat System Replacement Program (HSR) can replace inefficient or broken heat systems to owner occupied homes. The department provides a pre-inspection by a licensed State inspector.

Appliance Management Program (AMP) is a National Grid funded program, administered through the Weatherization Department. It is an energy conservation program that reduces electrical consumption by exchanging inefficient refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, window air conditioners, dehumidifiers and light bulbs with efficient new models.

Who We Serve

These programs serve residents of East Providence, Barrington, Warren, Bristol, Tiverton, Little Compton, Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport and Jamestown. Applicants must be income eligible through the LIHEAP program income guidelines, or by National Grid’s basic residential rate of A-60, including homeowners or renters. A landlord must be income eligible and live in the property of a 1-4 unit building.

These programs are free. The Department of Energy (DOE) was created in 1976 to assist income eligible households. Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is operated in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and in Native American Tribes.

Key Features

Grant funds are used to improve the energy efficiency of homes using the most advanced technologies and testing protocols available in the housing industry. The energy conservation resulting from the efforts of the State and local agencies helps our country reduce its dependency on foreign oil and decreases the cost of energy for consumers while improving the health and safety of their homes.

Location(s) of the Program

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

How to Enroll

Call the Weatherization Assistance Program office at 401-437-1000 ext. 131 or 138 for more information

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