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Pre-Weatherization Program

The Pre-Weatherization program helps low-income families in Delaware prepare their homes to meet the requirements for the State of Delaware’s Weatherization Assistance Program. Many potential Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) clients cannot afford the structural home repairs needed to qualify the home, and therefore lose the ability to participate in weatherization assistance. Participants whose properties have been deferred by WAP for structural reasons are referred to Energize Delaware’s Pre-Weatherization Program. Energize Delaware provides funding to pay for the repair of the structural issues, such as leaky roofs, broken windows and doors, or moisture in crawl spaces. The Pre-Weatherization Assistance Program will inspect homes, hire contractors, schedule repair work, and perform a quality assurance post-inspection, then re-admit these units into the Weatherization Assistance Program.