Weatherization Assistance

Case Study

Increased medical costs and limited budget are an area of growing concern for seniors in Kansas. When one Kansas resident met with her local community action agency, she could not afford to make improvements to her home. The Weatherization Assistance Program allowed for the installation of a new high-efficiency furnace, insulation for her attic, walls, and foundations, air sealing treatment, as well as LED light bulbs throughout the home. The improvements to the home, paid for by the program, resulted in an estimated annual savings of 63% on energy bills for the homeowner!

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Program Description

Weatherization improves energy efficiency and lowers utility bills by ensuring your home holds in heat and air conditioning while keeping hot and cold air out. Eligible households receive a comprehensive home energy audit to identify inefficiencies and health and safety concerns. Based on a home’s audit results, improvements may include:

  • Sealing of drafts and air leaks, caulking doors and windows, weatherstripping
  • Testing, cleaning and repairs of heating and cooling systems and water heaters
  • Adding insulation to ceilings, walls, floors, and foundations
  • Lighting, refrigerator, and fan upgrades

All services and upgrades are provided free of charge by our certified energy auditors and network of professional crews and contractors.

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Audience Served

Income-eligible homeowners and renters. Households that receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or utility assistance from the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) are automatically income-eligible.

Funding Source

Weatherization Assistance is funded through the Department of Energy, Health and Human Services, KHRC, and local utility partners.

Staff Contact

Brina Fox
Administrative Specialist
Ph: (785) 217-2004

Scott Kuhn
Weatherization Program Manager
Ph: (785) 217-2048

How To Apply

To apply for weatherization assistance, contact your region’s provider listed below.

North Central Regional Planning Commission
PHONE: (800) 432-0303

Community Action Inc.
PHONE: (785) 836-4500

East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation
PHONE: (888) 833-0832 

South Central Kansas Economic Development District
PHONE: (316) 262-7035

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Income Guidelines

Household Size Maximum Income for Weatherization (200% of FPL)
1  $   25,760
2  $  34,840
3  $  43,920
4  $   53,000
5  $  62,080
6  $  71,160
7  $  80,240
8  $  89,320

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