Low-Income Weatherization Program

                                                                                 

Low-Income Weatherization Program

La Cooperativa’s members will provide energy efficiency services and will install a variety of energy efficiency measures, solar photovoltaics (PV) and solar water heater systems to eligible families.  The primary objective of the energy measures and renewable energy systems that will be provided by La Cooperativa is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout the economically disadvantaged communities defined as such by CalEPA.

Services received by participants may vary.  There are three potential packages that are offered via LIWP:

1. Basic Package:  All Eligible renters and homeowners are eligible to receive Basic LIWP Measures.

  •  Some of the measures offered via this package are:  Hot water flow restrictors, faucet restrictors; LED bulbs, power strips, thermostatic shower valves & showerheads

2. Enhanced Package:  Renters and Owners are eligible to receive Enhanced Measures if the Household has been qualified and the measures are determined to be cost-effective based on an energy savings analysis.

Some of the measures offered via this package are:

  • Ceiling fans & whole house fans
  • Infiltration Reduction Measures (various)
  • Refrigerator replacement;
  • Smart thermostat;
  • Solar Water Heater
  • Water heater blanket & water heater replacements
  • Cooling/heating replacement (central only);
  • Duct repair & replacement
  • Ceiling, floor & wall insulation;
  • Window replacement.

3. Solar PV:  Owner-occupied households are eligible to receive Solar PV if the household has been qualified using HIE and the measure is found to be cost-effective.

 

Participants served must meet at least one of the following eligibility criteria:

1.  Household Income Eligibility (HIE):  HIE is based on the highest of either 80 percent of Area Median Income or 60 percent of State Median Income, by County.  Households qualifying based on HIE are qualified to receive all feasible measures including solar PV.

2.  Categorical Eligibility (CE):  Qualifying programs for CE match those used by the Investor-Owned Utilities’ Energy Savings Assistance Program (ESAP). Qualifying CE programs include the following:

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance;
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP);
  • Medi-Cal;
  • Medi-Cal for Families;
  • NSLP (National School Lunch Program);
  • SNAP (Federal Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) CalFRESH;
  • SSI (Supplemental Security Income);
  • TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) CalWORKs;
  • Tribal Head Start;
  • Tribal TANF; and
  • WIC (Women, Infants, and Children).

3.  Neighborhood Eligibility (NE): Certain disadvantaged communities have been identified where a coordinated neighborhood approach may take place and offer limited measures to households in those areas. NE may be used to determine eligibility for households to receive Basic Measures only.

To find out if you reside in a community that is eligible to receive LIWP services, click on the link below to verify service availability based on your address:

http://oehha.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Viewer/index.html?appid=112d915348834263ab8ecd5c6da67f68

 

To apply for LIWP services in Region 5, please call (909) 296-6036 or send an email with your contact information to customerservice@maromaes.com and you will be assisted in a timely manner.