How do the Energy Conservation initiatives work?
Homeowners and renters – including households whose cost of heat is included in the rent – can apply for assistance at the agency in their area. Eligibility is based on household size and the gross annual income of every household member 18 or older. Household income cannot exceed 60% of estimated State Median Income.
The Heating Emergency Assistance Retrofit Task Weatherization Assistance Program (HEARTWAP) provides heating system services to low-income households.
Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) provides a variety of weatherization measures to Fuel Assistance-eligible households whose income does not exceed 60% of the State Median Income and who reside in the Self Help service area. Weatherization is the nation’s largest energy-efficiency program, with trained inspectors and crews that install measures aimed at reducing the cost of energy for low income families. WAP prioritizes applications according to need: The Self Help Energy Conservation Programs encompass a wide array of services that receive funding from both Government as well as utility company sources. Current Energy Conservation Programs include:
HEART-WAP PROGRAM (HWAP)
• Columbia Gas of MA
• National Grid Electric & Gas
• NSTAR Electric & Gas
• New England Gas
This federally- and public utility-funded program offers a variety of heating system services to fuel assistance certified clients which may include:
• Emergency heating system repairs
• Heating system replacements
• Burner replacements
• Oil Tank replacements
• Limited Asbestos removal
• Clean and tune program (when funding is available).
Find Out if You are Eligible
You may be eligible for significant savings and discounts on your monthly National Grid Gas and Electric bills. Any low-income household whose gross yearly income falls at or below the income guidelines may qualify. Homeowners and renters – even those whose heat is included as part of the rent – are both eligible to receive Fuel Assistance, and all heating types are eligible. Not everyone qualifies, so click HERE to view FY2019 Heating Assistance Income Eligibility Guidelines.
CONTACT – Call to Get Started
Energy Conservation Program
19 Riverside Ave.
Brockton, MA, 02302
Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00pm