The Weatherization Program

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The Weatherization Program helps lower-income residents — particularly older Vermonters, people with disabilities, and families with children — to save fuel and money by improving the energy efficiency of their homes.


Who is eligible?

  • Your household is eligible for weatherization services, whether you own or rent, if your household income is at or below 80% of median income, by county and household size. Click here for the 2015-16 income eligibility guidelines. Priority is given to households with incomes below 60% of median income.
     
  • You will be considered automatically eligible for weatherization services if someone in your household gets Fuel Assistance or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

If you received free weatherization services for your home any time after 2002,  you are not eligible to receive additional free services for that home.


What weatherization services are available?

Services may include:

  • Comprehensive "whole house" assessment of energy-related problems;
  • State-of-the-art building diagnostics, including blower door, carbon monoxide, and heating system testing and infrared scans; and
  • "Full-service" energy-efficient retrofits, including dense-pack sidewall insulation, air sealing, attic insulation, heating system upgrades and replacements.

How do I apply?

If you know who your local weatherization partner is:

  1. Go to Weatherization Partners
  2. Click on the partner in your area
  3. This will take you to their information page, which includes:
    1. Information on how to apply
    2. An application packet for those who live in and own the homes they want weatherized
    3. Contact information

  If you don't know which partner serves your area:

  1. Go to Weatherization Partners by Town
  2. Click on your town where you live
  3. This will take you to your local partner's information page, which includes:
    1. Information on how to apply
    2. An application packet for those who live in and own the homes they want weatherized
    3. Contact information

Who do I call if I have questions?

  1. If you need help applying or have questions about eligibility, contact your local weatherization partner.
  2. If you have general questions about the program in Vermont, call the State Weatherization Office.

Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO)

Chief Administrator Sarah Phillips
DCF - Office of Economic Opportunity
280 State Drive
Waterbury, VT - 05671-1050
Main Office: (802) 241-0935

http://dcf.vermont.gov/oeo

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