Weatherization Assistance Program
NMCAA has been selected to be part of a pilot program through the Department of Energy that is designed to further reduce the energy burden of homes that have received weatherization in the past. To find out more, read the latest article in the Michigan Community Action Catalyst newsletter.
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The Weatherization Assistance Program is funded by the Federal Department of Energy (DOE) and administered by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The program provides free energy conservation services for eligible low-income households. DHHS contracts with Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency (NMCAA) to operate the program in our service area. The Agency determines applicant eligibility, performs the necessary inspections and weatherization and contracts with mechanical contractors to complete mechanical work. Services may include:
- Home Energy Audit
- Weather-stripping, caulking, general air sealing
- Window/door repair or replacement
- Attic, foundation, wall, or sill box insulation
- Programmable thermostat installation
- Furnace, water heater, refrigerator tune-up or replacement
Studies show an average of 15% to 40% reduction of fuel usage.
(Actual results may vary.)
Who may be eligible for these services?
Homeowners and renters who meet the following guidelines:
Household Size Last 3 months of Gross Income
1 person $ 6,245
2 persons $ 8,455
3 persons $10,665
4 persons $12,875
5 persons $15,085
Homes cannot be for sale, in foreclosure, or in remodeling at the time of inspection, and homes must be occupied by the applicant. Homes cannot be re-weatherized if they have been served by our program since 9/30/1994.
The Agency service area covers the following 10 Counties: Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Missaukee, Roscommon, and Wexford.
For program information, contact Laura Dehnke at (231) 947-3780
or (800) 632-7334.
Return completed form to Ldehnke@nmcaa.net, or
print out and mail to:
3963 Three Mile Rd.
Traverse City, MI 49686
PLEASE NOTE: THE REFERRAL FORM IS NOT THE WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM APPLICATION
By submitting the Referral Form, you are added to the wait list for the county in which you live. For more information on approximate length of wait lists, please call our office. For a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the program, click here.
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