Low-Income Weatherization Program

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  • How much money is being invested? $75 million in 2014
  • What are the conditions? 100% distribution to low-income households in Disadvantaged Communities for energy efficiency retrofits and renewable energy systems
  • Who’s in charge?  The Department of Community Services and Development

California’s 2014-15 State Budget provides $75 million to the Department of Community Services and Development for the Low-Income Weatherization Program (LIWP) Community for projects that will reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) through energy efficiency and solar projects in low-income single and multi-family homes throughout the state.

Though the LIWP does not receive a continuous appropriation under SB 862, it is identified as one of only nine programs identified in the bill that will compete for 40% of all cap-and-trade funds on an annual basis.  Other SC4A priorities captured in this category include urban forestry and local parks.

100% of the $75 million is required to be invested in Disadvantaged Communities. This critical program will save low-income families significant money on their monthly energy costs and reduce emissions.

There is a wide range of energy efficiency upgrades and solar installations that are eligible under this program including:

  • Insulation
  • Lighting
  • Cooling and heating systems
  • Water heating systems
  • Solar PV systems
  • Solar water heating

Awards are being made in spring and summer.

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To learn more or get involved, contact: Megan Kirkeby, California Housing Partnership Corporation