Weatherization Assistance Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Maryland Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is the largest residential energy conservation program in the country. Maryland’s WAP assists income-eligible homeowners and renters in our state by reducing heating and cooling costs through energy-conservation measures, while also addressing health and safety issues in their homes.

​​​​​WAP services are prioritized to reduce the amount of energy needed to heat and cool homes, supply hot water and provide lighting, thus reducing energy consumption while minimizing the impact of higher fuel costs on low-income families now and in the future.

​​​​​Both homeowners and renters are assisted. Homeowners, affordable housing developers, property managers, and other housing and community development agencies are encouraged to contact their Local Weatherization Agency (LWA) for more information.​

​​​​​Marylanders participating in the WAP will receive a home inspection to identify the services necessary to improve their home’s energy efficiency. Services are provided through local weatherization agencies in each territory.

Eligible Applicants

  • Marylanders who meet the household income requirements outlined below are eligible for the program.
  • Priority is given to Marylanders who are older than the age of 60, those with disabilities, those with children in the home, and households with a high energy usage and/or energy burden.
  • All families who have received assistance any time during the last 12 months under Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or Maryland Energy Assistance (MEAP) are automatically income eligible for weatherization services.

Please remember an application must be submitted in order to apply for services. 

Once eligibility is determined, the local weatherization agency will schedule an energy audit inspection. If the existing condition of the dwelling permits, some energy improvement​s the program may provide ​but are not limited to include:

  • ​blower door air infiltration reduction
  • insulation in the attic, floors, walls
  • hot water system improvements
  • lighting retrofit
  • furnace clean/tune, safety repairs, burner retrofit or replacement
  • health and safety items

Household In​come limits* for DOE WAP

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​H​​​H Size​​​
​​​​​​60​​% SMI​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​200% FPL
​each additional person​add $10,760

​Updated: 1/26/2024​
*In accordance wit​h the Weatherization Program Notice 24-3, the State may use the LIHEAP limit of 60% of State Median Income (SMI) but not lower than 200% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL). According to LIHEAP Information Memoranda 2023-02, the Maryland State median income for a family of 4 is currently $136,443. Sixty percent (60%) of SMI is higher for households of 8 or less. For households of 9 or more, 200% of poverty (FPL) is higher.

​​​​​​​Accepted as Income-Eligible​

If you are currently an eligible participant in one of these programs, you are automatically income-eligible for weatherization services. 

​ProgramDOE / ​MEAP
Utility Bill Pay Assistance through OHEPAccepted​
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)Accepted
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)Accepted
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)Accepted
HUD housing assistance programsAccepted
Fuel Fund AssistanceNot Accepted
DHCD Rehab ProgramsNot Accepted
Baltimore Lead Hazard Control ProgramNot Accepted
MedicaidNot Accepted
MEA Energy Equity GrantNot Accepted
MEEHANot Accepted
Geographical eligibility for certain areas​Not Accepted

Applying for Assistance

Contact your Local Weatherization Agency (LWA) 



More Information

CONTACT: Housing and Building Energy Programs
Community Development Administration
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
7800 Harkins Road, Lanham, MD 20706
Toll Free: 1-855-583-8976​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​