Weatherization Assistance Program
The NYS Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is the largest residential energy conservation program in the country. NYS 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.
NYS 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 privately owned single-family and multi-family buildings are assisted. The NYS WAP also helps reduce energy costs of affordable housing developed or supervised by HCR. Homeowners, affordable housing developers, property managers, and other housing and community development agencies are encouraged to contact their local NYS WAP provider for more information.
Special Weatherization Preservation Plus (P+) Funding
Notice of Funding Availability & Request for Proposals: Weatherization Preservation Plus (P+) Initiative
Weatherization Assistance Program Funding
The program receives funding from the U.S. Departments of Energy and Health and Human Services. NYS WAP services are available in each of the State’s 62 counties. Every county, village, town, and neighborhood in the state is served by a local NYS WAP Provider.
Continue reading the following sections of this page for more information.
NYS Weatherization Assistance providers who perform these services include community-based not-for-profit organizations, community action agencies, counties, and units of local government. To be eligible, a provider must demonstrate the capacity to administer the Weatherization Assistance Program and have history of providing service to the community. Service providers who have demonstrated this capacity are selected through an annual State planning process. These selected providers then enter into a contract with the State and are referred to as NYS WAP Subgrantees.
Weatherization Assistance Provider State Plans
Policy and Procedures Manual
- Policy and Procedures Manual - Revised April 2017
Files and Information for WAP Subgrantees Only
(requires user ID and Password)
New York State Weatherization 2021 Field Guide, Screen Version
*NEW: NYS WAP Subgrantee Online Application URLS:
- 2022 SERC State Plan Public Hearing (English)
- 2022 SERC State Plan Public Hearing (Spanish)
- 2022 Draft SERC State Plan
Please take notice that New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm for the purpose of receiving comments on the draft State Plan for Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers (SERC) award for the Weatherization Assistance Program for Program Year 2022. The hearing will take place through WebEx and in person at the following locations:
Albany: Hampton Plaza Ballroom, 38-40 State Street, Albany
New York City: 641 Lexington Avenue, 5th Floor, Manhattan
Syracuse: Conference Room, 620 Erie Boulevard West, Suite 312, Syracuse
Buffalo: Electric Tower, 535 Washington Street, Suite 105, Buffalo
- Weatherization Policy and Procedures Manual
- All PPM Forms are accessible through the embedded links in this manual
Customer Information / Subgrantee Training Forms
- Income Eligibility Limits
- How to Live in Your Weatherized Home
- Lights and Lighting Replacement
- Multi-family Rental Property Owner Expectations
- What Tenants Can Expect
- Single Family Homeowner Expectations
- Weatherization Assistance Program Agency Expectations
Single Family Home Information
Multi family Home Information
ARPA Training Sessions
- Single Family Rollout Session
- Multi-Family Rollout Session
- Training and Technical Assistance Session
- Budget Guidance and FAQ Slides
Forms and Templates
- ARPA Budget Template
- ARPA Project Checklist
- ARPA FAQ
- Form #5 Energy Information
- Form #6 Preliminary Rental Agreement – ARPA
- Form #8A Single Family Building Owner Agreement – ARPA
- Form #8B 1-4 Building Owner Agreement – ARPA
- Form #8C Multifamily BOA -ARPA
- Form #33 Subcontract Agreement – ARPA
- Radon Informed Consent – ARPA
General questions about HCR's Weatherization Assistance Program should be directed to: (518) 474-5700.