The Weatherization Program provides energy audits of homes in order to help the occupant conserve energy and save money.
It is a program of the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE), and Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
Energy Audits are performed to determine needs and include:
- Health and safety measures in order to ensure the security of the occupants
- General heat waste reduction activities including blower door directed air sealing, water heater system treatment, furnace tune-up and installation of compact fluorescent bulbs
- Client education about energy conservation efforts
- Evaluation, repair and possible replacement of furnace, water heater and cook stoves for homeowners
- Sealing of air leaks including bypasses and structural leaks
- Insulating side walls and attics in site-built homes and bellies in mobile homes
- Insulating box sill, foundation and ducts
- Minor air sealing
- Must meet 200% poverty guidelines depending on funding available. One funding source may require a lower income limit.
- Homes may be owner-occupied or rental units with landlord permission.
- Persons living in Carroll, Clinton, Tippecanoe and White Counties.
- NOTE: Community Action Programs of Western Indiana provides similar services in Benton, Fountain, Montgomery and Warren Counties.
Contact the Energy Assistance Program at Area IV to apply. See “Contact Us” on this website for hours of operation in each county. You may contact your local office or the Tippecanoe County office.
TO APPLY: Print out the application and other required documents; gather the documentation that you need; and send all to the Area IV office at P.O. Box 4727, Lafayette, IN 47903. Applicants must supply the following:
- Name, birth dates, and Social Security cards for all household members.
- Income for all household members age 18 or older for the past 12 months
- Copy of lease or proof of home ownership
- If applicable, legal divorce or separation papers
- Current heat and electric utility bills
- Additional information may be required on a case by case basis
If your home was weatherized before October 1, 1994 you may be eligible again. When you reapply, you must submit current versions of the above information.
For more information, contact Area IV at 800-382-7556, 765-447-7683 or fill out the contact form.