The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) provides many Northeast Iowans with the means to remain in their homes in safety, comfort, and affordability.


Weatherization services include a cost-effectiveness energy audit, air leakage checks, insulation, and all combustion appliances inspection for repair and⁄or replacement. NEICAC’s own crews provide all but appliance and furnace repair services. Certified area contractors and vendors do the authorized appliance and furnace work and agency staff will complete a quality control final inspection.

Besides their regular efforts, the Weatherization staff also administers contracts with the investor-owned utilities of the area to install low-cost, energy-efficient measures in eligible homes, such as LED lighting, low-flow faucet aerators, showerheads, and hot water heater measures.


NEICAC’s Weatherization Program Director, Energy Auditor and Crew are all lead safe certified-any work completed in homes is with the client’s safety in mind. WAP is important to all that receive it, but more so if someone in your home is elderly, disabled or a young child under 6 years old. These individuals are especially at risk for life threatening illness or death if their home is too cold in the winter or too hot in the summer.

Because NEICAC takes many more applications each year than we receive money to repair homes (4000 applications and approximately 100 homes weatherized), all applications are ranked by fuel usage. Referred to in the previous paragraph, at-risk clients are given additional priority points to ensure their homes are serviced first.

If you are interested in becoming an approved bidder for NEICAC’s Weatherization program, please click the Approved Bidders Requirements to view the requirements. If you have questions, please call 563-382-8436.


Agency Appreciations

“Thank you for your fabulous work with the Decorah community & surrounding areas. All of you truly embody the spirit of hope & change people’s lives to not only help themselves but to encourage & help those around them. At a time when our country needs love & compassion, you & your staff deserve a well-deserved BRAVO.”
Rachel Buresh
KD Rae Jewelry


Embrace Iowa

“Embrace Iowa helped our family be getting us a stove. The stove we had was hazardous. When we would cook on it, it would stink the whole house up. Also, it leaked underneath the stove. That stove was so small that my two year old son could see inside the pan without standing on anything. Now, with our new stove we can cook without smelling anything or without cleaning up a leaky mess. Thanks so much for our new stove. We really appreciated it.”
Fayette County Resident


Dynamic Partnerships

“St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School have been pleased to be working with NEICAC. They have been a wonderful partner and resource for those individuals and families in our communities who are in need of support and assistance. We have been able to assist this organization with money for utilities, shelter, transportation, food, and other help. They also provide for emergency medical and dental services as well as mental health services for those who do not have the means to access those services on their own. St Paul’s considers the Northeast Iowa Community Action Corportation to be a vital part of our community.”
Ron Zell - Director or Administration, St. Paul's Lutheran Church & School


EARL Public Transit

“The reason I choose EARL is that the Drivers are Nice and that I want to Ride the transit because I like to see new faces every time I ride. They help me get around to where I need to go. I get along with the Transit Drivers and the passengers.”

NEICAC EARL Public Transit Rider
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