Weatherization Contractor Eligibility Guidance

Eligibility Requirements
Labor Requirements Under American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Essential Reading
Application Procedure
Contacting Us

Eligibility Requirements


In order for contractors to be eligible to perform work for the CFC Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), each contractor must meet Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Labor (DOL), and MassSAVE (training) qualification requirements:

  • A Contractor Supervisor License Insulation Specialty License valid in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Home Improvement Registration in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Lead Safe Training (Must provide certificate)
  • Insurances
    • General Liability: $1 Million
    • Automotive: $1 Million
    • Worker’s Compensation: $500,000
  • Equipment
    • Cellulose Blowing Machines (Force 1 or 2, AccuOne)
    • HEPA Vacuum
    • Blower Door diagnostic kit

Labor Requirements Under American Recovery and Reinvestment Act


All American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) contracts are subject to the Davis-Bacon Act (DBA) and therefore all workers must be paid prevailing wages as determined by the Dept of Labor. Weekly payroll certification is also required under DBA. The wages are listed on their website dol.gov.

CFC’s service area is in Bristol and Plymouth counties.

Essential Reading


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development’s (DHCD’s) Technical Manual for the Weatherization Assistance Program can be downloaded here. All applicants will be expected to have familiarized themselves with the policies and procedures therein.

Click here [pdf] to download a listing of upcoming weatherization contractor and worker trainings.

Application Procedure


Contractors that are looking for work should contact Citizens for Citizens, Inc. using the information found below.

After providing documentation of eligibility, the contractor will then be asked to demonstrate competence in dense pack insulation installation, air sealing using blower door equipment, and other basic weatherization methods. If the contractor performs to standards, CFC, Inc. would arrange with DHCD for a similar site visit with the contractor to demonstrate competence and familiarity with DOE requirements (by then, contractor should be familiar with DOE technical manual available above.) A one day training from an air sealing/insulation consultant will be required as part of DOE contractor approval.

Once a contractor has been approved and signed a contract with CFC, Inc., a contractor can then be assigned work within the DOE weatherization program.

Contacting Us


When a contractor has met the qualification requirements and has proof of qualification documentation, the contractor should email Madeleine Cormier or phone her at Citizens for Citizens, Inc. The number is 508-675-2157 ext. 287.