Weatherization Assistance

Case Study

Despite her functioning floor furnace and seven space heaters, Lynette and her husband’s 1915 home was never warm. The electric breakers often flipped, and the pipes kept freezing on one corner of the house. Lynette prayed for a way to make their home safer and their lives less stressful. When she found out about the Kansas Weatherization Assistance Program, her prayers were answered when she discovered her family qualified to receive updates to the drafty old home free of charge. Contractors sealed air leaks around windows and doors; installed attic, sidewall, and foundation insulation; removed the unsafe floor furnace and space heaters; and replaced them with a new high-efficiency furnace and ductwork. While there, the weatherization team was able to provide some other minor electrical and plumbing repairs making their lives safer and more comfortable. Lynette’s gas bill was subsequently reduced, and the electric bill has been reflecting a $60 to $80 savings per month.

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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

Gerald Terrill
Administrative Assistant Community Solutions

Ph: (785) 940-4247

How To Apply

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

Requests For Proposal

Expression of Interest for the Kansas Weatherization Program

Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) is requesting expression of interest (EOI) proposals from interested parties to serve as a subrecipient and administer services under KHRC’s Kansas Weatherization Assistance Program (KWAP). Prospective subrecipient(s) will have a territorial coverage of Shawnee, Jackson, Nemaha, Jefferson, Leavenworth, Atchison, Brown, and Doniphan counties. This territory could potentially be split between 2 or more subrecipients, including existing subrecipients.
Funding for the KWAP comes from the federal Department of Energy (DOE) grant, the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) Weatherization grant, and is combined with additional federal, state, local, and utility funding as available. All combined, PY2022 funding for the 8-county territory exceeds $900,000 dollars and future growth is anticipated.
EOIs are requested by March 17, 2023.
Questions? Contact Tyler Wilson, Weatherization Program Manager, at 785-940-4189 for more information.

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

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

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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