Weatherization Assistance

Reducing utility costs by increasing energy efficiency.

Our specialists create energy efficiency plans for your household that can help you save money and extend your home’s lifespan.

Photo by Ruth Fremson for the New York Times (‘Hit Hard by High Energy Costs, Hawaii Looks to the Sun,’ May 2022).

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is a federal program of the Department of Energy administered by HCEOC under the Office of Community Services. WAP was established to reduce energy burden on low-income households through education and home weatherization.

The goal of weatherization is to improve elements of your home in ways that increase energy efficiency and decrease energy costs. Energy-efficient alternatives are all examples of weatherization. WAP auditors assess your home’s energy output and share strategies to reduce utility costs based on your household’s specific needs.

Program Requirements

You may qualify if any of the following conditions applies to you:

  • You or someone in your household collects Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • You or someone in your household collects Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Your total annual household income is below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guideline


Please note that due to program funding, a limited number of applications can be approved. HCEOC is currently accepting applications by email, mail, or in person at our office.

Drop Off

47 Rainbow Drive
WAP Office, Bldg 2
(upper right lot)


Weatherization Assistance Program
Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Council
47 Rainbow Drive
Hilo, HI 96720

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Contact WAP

(808) 731-7009 *option 7