Weatherization Assistance Program
What is Weatherization?
The goal of the Weatherization Assistance Program is to help relieve the burden of high energy bills on our clients while improving the comfort and safety of their homes.
OlyCAP provides free home energy-efficiency improvements to households that meet low-income guidelines. Eligibility varies by income type, household size, and other factors. Please contact us and tell us about your situation. You can apply for assistance whether you own or rent, and we serve both site-built and mobile homes in Clallam and Jefferson County.
What Can I Expect?
After we receive your application and you are determined to qualify, we will contact you to schedule a home visit. An home energy analyst certified by the Building Performance Institute® will perform a thorough assessment of your home and develop an appropriate scope of work. Olycap will hire the contractors to perform the work, and we will inspect the work to ensure it meets program standards.
Typical free weatherization improvements may include:
- Insulating attics, floors, walls, and exposed water heaters & water supply lines
- Sealing and insulating exposed heat ducts
- Sealing drafts throughout the home
- Installing whole-building ventilation to help improve indoor air quality
- Repairing or upgrading home heating systems
- Providing resources and tools to help households maintain a healthy, energy-efficient home
- Protecting weatherization improvements through minor repairs*
*Be aware that the weatherization program does not have funding to perform major home repairs. While we can perform minor repairs to protect the work we’ve installed, larger, more involved repairs are beyond the scope of the Weatherization Assistance Program. If you are a homeowner in need of critical home repairs, please contact us for information about our Home Repair Loan Program.
How Do I Apply?
To verify your household’s eligibility, you will need to complete an application form and provide some supporting documentation such as proof of income, photo identification, and owner/renter information. (If you or a household member has applied for LIHEAP or other OlyCAP services in the past year, you may already be eligible for Weatherization. Contact us for more information.)
You can download our application packet using the link below. Please make sure to provide all applicable information about your household that is listed on the enclosed Required Documents Checklist. We cannot process incomplete applications, so be sure to let us know if you have any questions about the required documents.
Note: to expedite services during the COVID-19 outbreak, we have the updated our weatherization application package to include the COVID-19 Protection Plan Permission to Proceed Form. This form is required to help us evaluate the risk of providing service to your household during the pandemic, so please fill out, sign, and return this form along with your application and eligibility documents. Being in a high-risk group will not impact your eligibility for service, but you may be placed on a waiting list until it is safe to provide services to your household. Please contact us for the latest updates on this situation, or if you have any questions.
Alternatively, contact us using the form below and we will mail you the application packet.
Let us know if you own or rent the home. If you are a property owner interested in weatherizing a rental property on behalf of a low-income tenant, please contact us for more information.
Phone: (360) 452-4726 ext. 6253
Please drop off or mail completed applications to:
228 W 1st St. Suite J
Port Angeles, WA 98362
All applicants will be notified of eligibility for the program as soon as possible. We ask that you please be patient. Demand for services is high, and staff is limited.
To inquire about our free weatherization services, please tell us a little about your situation: