Home Weatherization Program
The Home Weatherization Program is a service provided to lower income households with the goal of providing safe energy conservation repairs to effectively reduce utility consumption. The Program is funded through the
- U.S Department of Energy (DOE)
- Colorado Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
- XCEL Energy Corporation
- State of Colorado.
Eligibility is based primarily upon income, which is designed to incorporate those households considered to be the “working poor” as well as those families on fixed/limited income. This Program has the capacity to divert limited income away from utility bills to other needs of the home, thus helping support efforts for self-sufficiency.
The Service is provided at no cost to the income eligible household. However, in instances such as furnace replacement, a landlord may be requested to financially contribute towards the cost of installation.
The Weatherization Program covers a service Region encompassing four counties in addition to the Counties traditionally associated with NECALG. Weld, Lincoln, Kit Carson and Cheyenne Counties have been added, making this a ten county service Region.
To support this very large territory, a satellite office has been established in Greeley to serve Weld County, while the office in Fort Morgan provides services to the other nine counties.
What to Expect
In general, a recipient of Weatherization might expect to receive the following:
- Improvements to attic insulation
- Wall insulation
- Floor insulation
- Building shell air leakage
- Furnace efficiency
- safety repairs
- Gas leak repair
- Carbon monoxide eradication
- Moisture control
Energy Conservation Efforts
Recent efforts have also included the conservation of electrical demand in those dwellings, which include the installation of compact fluorescents and refrigerator replacements.
The final determination of service provided to any specific dwelling (not including safety related repairs) is based on calculation of the potential energy savings versus the cost of providing the individual improvements under consideration.
For program information and/or application contact the following:
- Weld County - Dave Atwood @ 970-351-7772
- Other counties - Cindy Miller @ 970-867-9409, ext. 230.
Long distance callers can use the toll-free number 1-888-790-8351 ext. 230.
Application ProcessPlease fill out the following application completely. If you do not fill out each form completely AND turn in all required documents your application will not be considered!
Fill out the GEO Weatherization Application and send completed documents to the following address:
231 Main Street, Suite 211
Fort Morgan, CO 80701
Or for Weld County:
813 East 18th Street #3
Greeley, CO 80631