This program provides energy-saving services for your home. Services include, but are not limited to, caulking, installing weather-strip, reducing air infiltration, installing attic insulation and performing heating unit tune-ups and modifications. Weatherization will reduce your fuel and electric costs and make you more comfortable throughout the whole year. This is a grant program so there is no cost to you and is a one-time basis service. It is for both low-income homeowners and renters.
Weatherization is available in MVAC’s nine-county service area:
Blue Earth Brown Faribault
Le Sueur Martin Nicollet
Sibley Waseca Watonwan
How To Apply
Click on the following link to be taken to the web page that has up to date applications.
After your eligibility has been determined, wait time for assistance varies between local service providers
2021 Income Guidelines for Weatherization Assistance Program
If your household income meets the guidelines listed on the chart, you may qualify for weatherization services.
- Based on 200% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines effective January 13, 2021. Income limits will be updated in early 2022.
- For each additional household member add $9,080 to annual income and $2,270 to three-month income.
The Weatherization Assistance Program uses the past three months of household income to determine eligibility. Households that have received Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) within the last 12 months are eligible. Priority is given to households with elderly or disabled members, households with children under age 19, and households determined to be high energy consumers.
Weatherization Income Guidelines
What Are The Eligibility Requirements?
You must be income eligible (guidelines below)
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Energy Savings Tips
US Dept of Energy – U.S. Dept of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program Fact Sheet
Fun Facts – Weatherization Fun Facts
Client Education Videos
- Episode 1 Introduction to Weatherization
- Other Episode English Links
- Episode 2 – 4:22 minutes – What is Energy Efficiency?
- Episode 3 – 3:34 minutes – What happens during a Home Performance Review?
- Episode 4 – 4:11 minutes – Possible Weatherization upgrades: The Envelope
- Episode 5 – 2:47 minutes – Possible Weatherization upgrades: The Equipment
- Episode 6 – 5:10 minutes – Possible Weatherization upgrades: Insulation
- Episode 7 – 2:31 minutes – Getting Ready to Weatherize
- Episode 8 – 4:54 minutes – How your home can Affect your Health and Safety
- Episode 9 – 7:17 minutes – Energy Saving Tips