Weatherization Assistance Program 

Funding for: ,

What does this funding get me?

  • Household energy savings after weatherization assistance
  • Educates clients about safety and energy efficiency
  • Professionally evaluates single-family dwellings, multi-family dwellings, and mobile homes for safety and energy efficiency
  • Tunes, repairs, or replaces heating and air systems as needed 
  • Insulates attics, floors, and walls as needed
  • Makes minor repairs to homes for health and safety reasons 
  • Installs smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Performs base load and general heat waste measures

What do home inspections include?

  • Testing for gas leaks, carbon monoxide, and other health and safety issues
  • Checking combustion appliances such as stoves, furnaces, and water heaters 
  • Tuning, repairing, or replacing heating equipment
  • Sealing air infiltration sites; installing attic, wall, and floor insulation; sealing leaky ducts, adding ventilation
  • Installing fire and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Installing base load (compact fluorescent lights) and general heat waste measures (water heater installation blanket, pipe insulation, low-flow shower heads) 

Am I eligible?

North Carolina: See eligibility requirements and “How to Apply” here

Families with incomes below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines or those receiving cash assistance payments under Work First or Supplemental Security Income are eligible for weatherization services. 

To be eligible for this benefit program you must be a North Carolina resident and you must need help with home energy costs.

If you receive Supplemental Security Income or Aid to Families with Dependent Children, you are automatically eligible to receive weatherization services.

Those receiving cash assistance payments under Work First or Supplemental Security Income are eligible for weatherization services. 

To be eligible, you must have an annual household or monthly income (before taxes) that is at or below the following amounts:

Family SizeIncome Threshold200% of Income Threshold
1$14,580$29,160 
2$19,720$39,440
3$24,860$49,720 
4$30,000$60,000 
5$35,140$70,280 
6$40,280$80,560
7$45,420$90,840 
8$50,560$101,120

*For families with more than eight people, 100 percent of poverty level increases $5,140 for each additional person. Therefore, for weatherization at 200% of poverty level, add $10,280 for each additional person.

South Carolina: See eligibility requirements here.

To be eligible for this benefit program you must be a South Carolina resident and you must need help with home energy costs. Preference is given to:

  • Elderly – 60 years of age and older
  • Disabled – Families with one or more members with a disability
  • Households with children under age 18

If you receive Supplemental Security Income or Aid to Families with Dependent Children, you are automatically eligible to receive weatherization services.

To be eligible, you must have an annual household or monthly income (before taxes) that is at or below the following amounts: 

Household SizeMaximum Income Level(Per Year)Maximum Income Level(Per Month)
1$25,760$2,146.67
2$34,840$2,903.33
3$43,920$3,660.00
4$53,000$4,416.67
5$62,080$5,173.33
6$71,160$5,930.00
7$80,240$6,686.67
8$89,320$7,443.33

How can I access the money?

North Carolina: Weatherization is administered through the Community Action Agencies.

Applications must be made with the designated local service provider for the county in which you live. Start the application process by contacting the appropriate designated local service provider.  

You will be required to provide proof of income for everyone in your household. Examples of the documents needed are pay stubs and social security payments for the past year. The local service provider may ask for additional documentation. When applying, you will need annual income verification for all occupants, energy bills or a printout from your utility company, and proof of ownership of the property to be weatherized (or written permission from your landlord). You do not need to own your home to apply.

South Carolina: Weatherization is administered through the Community Action Agencies in various counties. See this web page for Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Greenville, Lexington, Orangeburg, and Richland counties (or contact Murray Pieters, 839- 746-5270). For Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Union and York counties, contact Cedric Halley, Weatherization Coordinator, Carolina Community Actions, Inc.: 803-817-9818, challey@ccainc.org

See map here to find Community Action Agencies for all counties within South Carolina or email program manager Matthew Melton at Matthew.Melton@admin.sc.gov.

What is the timeline?

No deadline to apply, but each county is allocated a certain amount of money per year, so contact your local agency for more detail. 

What other incentives could I use to help me accomplish my goals?

If you qualify, all associated costs are covered. But you can check the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) for additional incentives that may be offered by your state, local government, or utility, as well as important federal, state, and local policies. For questions regarding DSIRE, contact Justin Lindemann (NC Clean Energy Technology Center) at jplindem@ncsu.edu.  

In the South Carolina counties of Berkeley, Horry and Georgetown, weatherization services are offered by the Sustainability Institute. Contact Mitch Houck at mitch@sustainabilityinstitutesc.org for more details.

Where can I get more information?

North Carolina: Contact information for all Community Action Agencies appears at the bottom of this page.

South Carolina: Contact information is here.

The Office of Economic Opportunity and the SC Association of Community Action Partnerships  may also be able to assist.

Rewiring America has also launched their new Personal Electrification Planner to help homeowners and renters see what funds may fit their individual needs. In less than five minutes, the Personal Electrification Planner will generate a customized plan to help users go electric based on their unique home, lifestyle, and priorities. Check out the Planner HERE


For more information or other questions, please contact Robin Smith at info@energyfundsforall.org.