The Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program provides free home energy upgrades to income-eligible homeowners and renters
to help save energy and improve comfort. The Weatherization Assistance Program works closely with its companion program,
the Energy Assistance Program, to help permanently reduce energy bills for low-income Minnesotans. Minnesota Energy Resources
contributes to the funding of this program.
If your household qualifies, a local weatherization service provider may conduct a free home assessment to identify cost-effective
improvement opportunities to make your home more energy efficient.
Potential energy efficiency upgrades include:
- Exterior wall and attic insulation
- Air leakage reduction
- Furnace, boiler, and water heater repair or replacement
- Ideas to help you reduce your home’s energy use (both gas and electric), such as using a programmable thermostat
Qualifying income eligibility guidelines
In general, the Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program serves residential customers in one- to four-unit homes.
The household must demonstrate an income below 200% of federal poverty income guidelines.
The Weatherization Assistance Program uses the past three months of household income to determine eligibility.
2020 Income Guidelines for Weatherization Assistance Program
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For full program details, visit Weatherization Assistance Program.
How to Apply
Minnesota Energy Resource customers can obtain an application by contacting the
local Community Action Partnership agency
in your area.
To determine eligibility, you will need to complete a joint application for Energy Assistance and Weatherization Assistance and
mail it to your local Community Action Partnership agency. After your eligibility has been determined, wait time for assistance
varies between agencies.
If your income exceeds the described guidelines, you may want to consider the