Weatherization Assistance

Case Study

Increased medical costs and limited budget is an area of growing concern for seniors in Kansas. When Michel Schaub 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 heating and cooling efficiency and energy savings by ensuring your home holds in heat and air conditioning while keeping hot and cold air out. At NO CHARGE to the client, income-eligible families receive a comprehensive home energy audit which is an assessment of the entire home. Our certified energy auditor will inspect the entire home inside and out looking for inefficiencies and health and safety concerns using advanced equipment and techniques. The energy audit will identify a customized account of areas for cost-effective improvements. The improvements will be provided FREE OF CHARGE by our network of professional crews and contractors. 

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Audience Served

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

Scott Kuhn
WX 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

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

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

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Income Guidelines

Household SizeMaximum Income for Weatherization (200% of FPL)
1 $  24,980
2 $  33,820
3 $  42,660
4 $  51,500
5 $  60,340
6 $  69,180
7 $  78,020
8 $  86,860
9 $  95,700
10 $104,540
11 $113,380
12 $122,220
13 $131,060
14 $139,900
15 $148,740
16 $157,580
17 $166,420
18 $175,260
19 $184,100
20 $192,940
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