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The federally funded Weatherization Assistance Program helps low- and extremely low-income reduce energy costs by improving the energy efficiency of their home.

The process starts with a comprehensive energy audit, conducted by a trained professional. The auditor will visit the home, diagnose the home’s energy profile, and may prescribe the installation of one or more weatherization services. When the audit is completed, an independent contractor will install the required weatherization services. Following installation, the auditor will return to inspect and approve the work. Program participation requires some investment of time on multiple days by the homeowner, and someone 18 or over must be present when contractors are in the home.

Homeowners and renters, at 200% of federal poverty guidelines, can apply.

To learn more about this program and see the 3-minute video produced by the State of Delaware, click here.


To participate, you must make an appointment with Catholic Charities for a personal interview. All heating and cooling sources, including electricity, gas, oil, kerosene, wood, propane, natural gas, and coal are eligible. To see if your family income falls within the program guidelines, click here.

For more information, please contact the Catholic Charities location nearest you.

Kent County Office
2099 S DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901

Sussex County Office
404 S Bedford Street, Suite 9
Georgetown, DE 19947

Click here to send an email for more information.

You can also call the Delaware Helpline at 211 or 800-464-HELP (800-464-4357), or contact your local State Service Center.