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Illinois Home Weatherization Association Program (IHWAP) is designed to help low-income residents save fuel and money, while increasing the comfort of their homes. The program is funded by the Department of Energy. The program is administered by the Illinois Department of Public Aid Office of Energy Assistance and BCMW Community Services is the local grantee for Bond, Clinton, Marion and Washington counties.

Who is eligible?

  • Owner-occupied properties whose household member’s income does not exceed the federal income guidelines.
  • A household that has an occupant who receives S.S.I., L.I.H.E.A.P. or T.A.N.F. grant.
  • Renters will meet the above criteria when the landlord accepts the terms of the weatherization contract.

What can a home occupants expect from the program?

  • Whole house energy audit.
  • Sealing cracks with weather-strip and caulk.
  • Insulated attics and walls.
  • Repairing windows and doors.

Weatherization services includes having an experienced heating contractor examine your heating system. If work is needed on your furnace, it may include one or more of the following:

  • Clean and tune
  • Repair
  • Retrofit
  • In some cases, replacement of the unit.