Grants to Help With Roofs

Updated April 17, 2017

Several federal agencies sponsor grant programs for the replacement or repair of commercial and residential roofs. Such grants are intended to cover the costs of equipment, labour and supplies. Typically, federal grants don't have to be repaid by the recipient. However, some programs require recipients to use other resources to help fund a percentage of the roofing project.

Weatherization Assistance Program

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is sponsored through the Department of Energy, in which grants are provided to homeowners to complete projects that make their homes more energy efficient. WAP approves construction projects for insulating windows, changing heating systems, building walls and repairing and replacing roofs. These improvements are provided to lower-income homeowners for free. However, the project's total cost must be limited to £4,225.


Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

U.S. Department of Energy

1000 Independence Ave. Room 22L

Washington, DC 20015


Very Low Income Housing Repair Program

The Very Low Income Housing Repair Program is funded by the Department of Agriculture in order to assist very low-income and inner city communities with the repair and remodel of homes that are considered to be safety and health hazards through grant money. Grants provide funds for the cost to renovate, rebuild and repair homes from the inside out, including problem roofs. To be considered, candidates must demonstrate a financial need and be 62 years or older. Recipients of this grant are restricted from selling their homes for three years. Doing so may required the grant to be repaid by the homeowner.

U.S. Department of Agriculture

15th St. and Independence Avenue

Room 5017 South Building

Washington, DC 20015


Energy Efficiency Improvement Program

The Energy Efficiency Improvement Program is managed by the Department of Agriculture to award grants for the installation of solar panel roofs. The program's goal is to provide affordable renewable energy choices to small and large agricultural and rural businesses. The grant helps ranchers and farmers to reduce their consumption and energy costs by providing the necessary funds to replace roofs with energy efficient panels. The grant may fund up to 25 per cent of the total project costs.

Department of Agriculture

1000 Independence Ave.

Washington, DC 20015


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