Weatherization

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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.

Applications

After your eligibility has been determined, wait time for assistance varies between local service providers

2022 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 12, 2022. Income limits will be updated in early 2023.
  • For each additional household member add $9,440 to annual income and $2,360 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)

# in Household Gross 3 Months Income
1 $6,795
2 $9,155
3 $11,515
4 $13,875
5 $16,235
6 $18,595
7 $20,955
8 $22,503

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

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