Community Development Corporation of Long Island

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Weatherization Assistance Program

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is a free program provided to low-income Long Islanders, especially the elderly and disabled, to make their homes more energy efficient. An energy audit is conducted by a building analyst, using a variety of tests and tools, to determine the most cost-effective means of reducing energy consumption in the dwelling.

The WAP is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and administered through the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal Energy Services Bureau.  CDCLI has managed the program for the State of New York since the late 1980's, currently serving over 600 households on an annual basis in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Click here for income guidelines and to download an application.

NYSERDA EmPower New York Program

NYSERDA EmPower porgram provides no-cost energy efficiency solutions to income-eligible New Yorkers both homeowners and renters. More than 94,600 of your neighbors are saving energy and saving money with EmPower New York— without spending a dime.  We will determine if your home would benefit from improved insulation, reduced drafts, and all at no cost to you. On-site energy education offers clients additional tips and strategies on how to better manage your energy usage on a daily basis. Click here to download the EmPower New York fact sheet or visit the website


The Economic Development Growth Extension (EDGE) Program offers regionally based access to NYSERDA's energy efficiency and research/development programs. Regional Outreach Contractors (ROCs) encourage economic growth through outreach to commercial, institutional, municipal, industrial and residential customers.
  • NYSERDA provides free energy efficiency assessments to small commercial businesses and nonprofits with 10 employees or fewer, to identify energy efficiency upgrades that can help save energy and money.
  • NY-Sun: Public-private partnership to help make installing solar technology more affordable for all New Yorkers while scaling up New York’s solar industry. The NY-Sun initiative also includes training for public officials, standardized permitting, customer aggregation, and consumer education.
  • Municipalities: Through Category 1 of the Cleaner, Greener Communities program, support is available through September 2019 for townships and villages that adopt streamlined permitting processes for solar electric systems and electric vehicle charging stations. Category 2 offers support for large scale municipal sustainability projects.
To learn more about these and other NYSERDA programs available on Long Island, call 631-471-1215 x166 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Attention Contractors

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CDCLI encourages minority and women-owned businesses to apply.