What is Weatherization?
The Weatherization Assistance Program was created under Title IV of the Energy Conservation and Production Act of 1976. Community Action Kentucky, in partnership with Kentucky Housing Corporation, administers the Federal Weatherization Assistance Program in Kentucky through its network of 23 community action agencies with offices located in all 120 counties in Kentucky.
What is the purpose of Weatherization?
The purpose of the Weatherization program is to install energy efficiency measures such as insulation and air sealing to reduce a home's energy consumption and lower the household's utility costs. On average, low income families pay a greater percentage of their income towards their utility costs. With rising energy costs and declining incomes, families struggle to meet their utility cost responsibilities. The Weatherization program provides a more long term solution to help meet that need.
Am I eligible?
To be eligible for Weatherization assistance, an applicant must fill out an Application and Prioritization for Weatherization Services, provide required documentation of income and home ownership, reside in the home to be weatherized, and meet the income eligibility criteria.
How do I apply?
Applications are taken for Weatherization at the local community action agency office in each county. Interested applicants should contact their local office for application procedures. All approved applications are placed on a waiting list and prioritized according to multiple metrics. The demand for Weatherization is great so it is not uncommon for applicants to be on the waiting list for several months.
Documents to bring:
- Copy of the title/legal document of home
- Copy of the Deed to the land
- Social Security Card or copy of all household members
- Proof of income for all household members
- Driver's license or picture I.D.
- Primary heating source 12 month printout with usage charge
- The last 12 months printout of your heating source utility usage and charge
For more information contact Katrina Johnson at 606-546-3152 or at .