PROGRAMS

Weatherization Assistance

Helping You Save Money on Your Energy Bills

Protect your home from weather, conserve energy and have more money in your pocket.

The Weatherization Assistance Program provides full-scale home energy conservation services.

Low-income households in the Weatherization Assistance Program receive free home energy audits, free repairs, and new energy-efficient heating equipment.

 

  • A more comfortable home
  • Lower utility bills
  • Decreased energy consumption

Weatherization can save recipients a total of $47,438,4665 over 20 years.


27% of households saw an average savings of $136 on electric bills and $986 on natural gas bills. 


Weatherized homes can reduce their total annual CO2 emission by 16,826 metric tons.

How Weatherization Can Improve Your Home

 

  • Weather strip doors and windows
  • Caulk and seal cracks and holes
  • Insulate attics, walls, and floors
  • Install storm windows and energy-saving light bulbs
  • Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Repair and retrofit furnaces
  • Replace energy-wasting refrigerators and electric water heaters

Contact

James Whitaker

Weatherization Program Manager
Phone: (501) 379-1537
Fax: (501) 379-1577
Email: jwhitaker@bcdinc.org

3805 West 12th Street, Suite 203
Little Rock, AR 72204

Participating Utilities

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

The work is free of charge for those who meet income guidelines.

You do not have to own your own home to qualify. You may qualify whether you own or rent, live in a single family home, duplex or in a mobile home.

Household income refers to total cash receipts before taxes from all sources. Money, wages and salaries before any deductions; regular payments from Social Security, retirement from all sources, unemployment compensation, strike benefits from union funds, worker’s compensation, veteran’s payments, training stipends, alimony and military family allotments; private pensions, government employee pensions (including military retirement pay), and regular insurance or annuity payment; dividends, interest, net rental income, net royalties, periodic receipts from estates or trusts, and net gambling or lottery winnings

Your landlord must complete a Lessor Agreement. As the applicant, you must complete a Tenant’s rights form. These forms are available from BCD.

Proof of income includes copies of payroll checks or check stubs, a statement from your employer, a statement from the Employment Office, a statement from the Social Security Administration ora statement from anyone who is assisting with monthly household bills or other support. If unemployed, a statement from Employment Office with benefit amount or showing you do not have an open claim.

In Arkansas, it’s administered by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission—Arkansas Energy Office (AEO) and operated by private, nonprofit community action agencies, and other non-profits. The agencies do the work themselves, or hire contractors to do it, and AEO’s weatherization staff monitors the work.

While preference is given to persons over 60, persons with disabilities and in some cases, children; if you or anyone in the household receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) you are automatically eligible. You may also be eligible for assistance if your income meets the following federally established income guidelines:

 

Family Size – Maximum Gross Annual Income

1 $23,760

2 $32,040

3 $40,320

4 $48,600

5 $56,880

6 $65,160

7 $73,460

8 $81,780

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