Weatherization and Energy Efficiency Assistance Clear Creek County

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Introduction:

Clear Creek County is working with the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments (NWCCOG) to provide homeowners and renters in our community with weatherization and energy efficiency assistance.

These opportunities are provided through two programs, the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and Colorado’s Affordable Residential Energy Program (CARE), the details are available below.


Colorado’s Affordable Residential Energy Program (CARE):

Colorado’s Affordable Residential Energy Program (CARE) is a state program that provides free energy conservation services to eligible households, both for owner-occupied and rental properties. Clear Creek County CARE applicants must utilize either Colorado Natural Gas or Xcel Energy as their utility provider in order to be eligible.

Qualified applicants may receive assistance with insulation, air-sealing, furnace repair, furnace replacement, refrigerator replacement, LED Lightbulbs, and more.

If the CARE application is approved, NWCCOG will:

  1. Schedule a free home energy audit.
  2. Manage the FREE installation of approved energy efficiency upgrades to the home, following the audit.
  3. Send a certified inspector to assess the completed work for quality.

Colorado’s Affordable Residential Energy Program (CARE) Incomes

Number of People per Household

Maximum Income (80% of Area Median Income)

1

$58,720

2

$67,120

3

$75,520

4

$83,840

5

$90,560

6

$97,280

7

$104,000

8

$110,720

Applicants may also be qualified for CARE if they or a member of their household are currently enrolled in any of the following programs:

  • Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
  • Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Aid to the Needy and Disabled (AND)
  • Old Age Pension (OAP)
  • Aid to the Blind (AB)
  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
  • Section 8 Housing

To apply for the CARE program, please complete the application available here.

Rental applicants will also need to submit a landlord waiver completed by the property owner, available here.


Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP):

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is a federally funded program that provides free energy conservation services to eligible households, both owner-occupied and renters.

Qualified applicants may receive assistance with insulation, air-sealing, furnace repair, furnace replacement, refrigerator replacement, LED lightbulbs, storm windows and doors, and Health and Safety evaluations.

If the WAP application is approved, NWCCOG will:

  1. Schedule a free home energy audit to identify the most appropriate and cost-effective home improvements.
  2. Schedule a qualified weatherization crew to install appropriate energy efficient upgrades for free, following the audit.
  3. Send a certified inspector to assess the completed work for quality.
Weatherization Assistance Program Income Eligibility
Persons in HouseholdWAP Monthly Income LimitWAP Annual Income Limit
1$2,759$33,108
2$3,608$43,296
3$4,457$53,484
4$5,306$63,672
5$6,155$73,860
6$7,003$84,036
7$7,163$85,956
8$7,444$89,328


Applicants may also be qualified for WAP if they or a member of their household are currently enrolled in any of the following programs:

  • Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
  • Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Aid to the Needy and Disabled (AND)

To apply for the WAP, please complete the application available here.

Introduction:

Clear Creek County is working with the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments (NWCCOG) to provide homeowners and renters in our community with weatherization and energy efficiency assistance.

These opportunities are provided through two programs, the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and Colorado’s Affordable Residential Energy Program (CARE), the details are available below.


Colorado’s Affordable Residential Energy Program (CARE):

Colorado’s Affordable Residential Energy Program (CARE) is a state program that provides free energy conservation services to eligible households, both for owner-occupied and rental properties. Clear Creek County CARE applicants must utilize either Colorado Natural Gas or Xcel Energy as their utility provider in order to be eligible.

Qualified applicants may receive assistance with insulation, air-sealing, furnace repair, furnace replacement, refrigerator replacement, LED Lightbulbs, and more.

If the CARE application is approved, NWCCOG will:

  1. Schedule a free home energy audit.
  2. Manage the FREE installation of approved energy efficiency upgrades to the home, following the audit.
  3. Send a certified inspector to assess the completed work for quality.

Colorado’s Affordable Residential Energy Program (CARE) Incomes

Number of People per Household

Maximum Income (80% of Area Median Income)

1

$58,720

2

$67,120

3

$75,520

4

$83,840

5

$90,560

6

$97,280

7

$104,000

8

$110,720

Applicants may also be qualified for CARE if they or a member of their household are currently enrolled in any of the following programs:

  • Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
  • Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Aid to the Needy and Disabled (AND)
  • Old Age Pension (OAP)
  • Aid to the Blind (AB)
  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
  • Section 8 Housing

To apply for the CARE program, please complete the application available here.

Rental applicants will also need to submit a landlord waiver completed by the property owner, available here.


Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP):

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is a federally funded program that provides free energy conservation services to eligible households, both owner-occupied and renters.

Qualified applicants may receive assistance with insulation, air-sealing, furnace repair, furnace replacement, refrigerator replacement, LED lightbulbs, storm windows and doors, and Health and Safety evaluations.

If the WAP application is approved, NWCCOG will:

  1. Schedule a free home energy audit to identify the most appropriate and cost-effective home improvements.
  2. Schedule a qualified weatherization crew to install appropriate energy efficient upgrades for free, following the audit.
  3. Send a certified inspector to assess the completed work for quality.
Weatherization Assistance Program Income Eligibility
Persons in HouseholdWAP Monthly Income LimitWAP Annual Income Limit
1$2,759$33,108
2$3,608$43,296
3$4,457$53,484
4$5,306$63,672
5$6,155$73,860
6$7,003$84,036
7$7,163$85,956
8$7,444$89,328


Applicants may also be qualified for WAP if they or a member of their household are currently enrolled in any of the following programs:

  • Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
  • Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Aid to the Needy and Disabled (AND)

To apply for the WAP, please complete the application available here.

Questions and Answers

What questions do you have about these weatherization and energy efficiency programs? What parts of the programs are unclear to you or do you have questions regarding?

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    Am I able to get assistance if I don't own my home and am renting my property?

    3 months ago

    Yes! Both the WAP and CARE programs are available to renters. In order to apply for the CARE program as a renter, the applicant must have the landlord complete the Landlord Waiver Document. If the applicant is applying to the WAP program, the applicant must check the "Rent" box on page 3 and the landlord must complete the permission form on page 4 of the WAP application.

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    Do I need to meet the income requirement if I am currently enrolled in an eligible assistance program?

    3 months ago

    No, you may be automatically qualified for CARE or WAP if you or someone in your household receives assistance from any qualifying assistance programs! CARE and WAP have different assistance programs that are/are not eligible for their automatic qualification, so make sure that the assistance program that you are enrolled for is eligible for the specific weatherization program that you seek to apply to.

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    Do I have to be enrolled in one of these programs to be eligible for CARE or WAP?

    2 months ago

    No, if you meet the income requirements for WAP or the CARE program, you do not need to be enrolled in LEAP, SNAP, SSI, or other eligible assistance programs to be eligible for WAP or the CARE program. 

    In addition to the income requirements, CARE applicants must also utilize either Colorado Natural Gas or Excel Energy as their utility provider for electrical or natural gas in order to be eligible for that program.

    If you are currently enrolled in an eligible assistance programs listed under the WAP or CARE sections, then you may be automatically eligible for the WAP or CARE program without needing to further verify your income.

Page last updated: 21 December 2021, 12:36