Weatherization Crew member insulating an attic
Weatherization Crew member insulating an attic
Ceiling with heat loss
Ceiling with heat loss
Added sillbox insulation
Added sillbox insulation
A window before and after weatherization
A window before and after weatherization
Programmable thermostats save energy.
Programmable thermostats save energy.

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Weatherization Assistance Program


Are you eligible for Weatherization?

COVID-19 has affected all of us in many different ways. If you find that your monthly income has been reduced because of unemployment, job layoffs, or job loss, you may qualify for Weatherization services, even if you were previously over the income guidelines.

Please fill out the Referral Form and mail it to the agency's address listed below. 

PLEASE NOTE: THE REFERRAL FORM DOES NOT COME TO OUR OFFICE AUTOMATICALLY FROM THIS WEBSITE. YOU MUST FILL OUT, PRINT, AND MAIL TO OUR AGENCY ADDRESS.


Department of Energy Partnership

Did you know that Weatherization receives its funding based, in part, on the population in our service area? It's time for the 2020 CENSUS. It's one of the most important things you can do to help this program and many others that depend on data gathered from the census and federal funding assigned to our area. Click on the link below for more information about the Census!

Watch an informational video about the 2020 US Census

United States Census 2020

Watch a short video by the U.S. Department of Energy.

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                  $ 6,380

                2 persons                $ 8,620

                3 persons                $10,860

                4 persons                $13,100

                5 persons                $15,340

For each additional member, add $2,240 to determine guidelines for households larger than 5.

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. Email Laura at LDehnke@nmcaa.net

To begin the application process, fill out the 
Weatherization Referral Form

Return completed form to:

NMCAA
Attn: Weatherization
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.

Upload Completed Weatherization Referral Form Here -in testing

This page last updated on 4/24/2020.

Click on the link below for a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about the Weatherization Program.

  Weatherization  FAQ


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