PA Department of Community and Economic Development
The mission of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is to foster opportunities for businesses to grow and for communities to succeed and thrive in a global economy. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Pennsylvania citizens while assuring transparency and accountability in the expenditure of public funds.
400 North Street Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17120 United States
Applicants that qualify will receive an onsite energy audit to assess conditions in the home and to identify the most cost-effective energy saving measures to be installed. Weatherization services include but are not limited to:
Blower door guided air sealing to effectively locate and reduce air-leakage throughout the home
Installation of attic, wall, basement, and crawlspace insulation and ventilation to reduce energy loss
Heating system repair to increase the efficiency and/or safety of the heating system
Minor repairs, and/or health and safety measures are provided (when necessary) to allow the safe and effective installation of the weatherization measures
Client education on the proper use and maintenance of the installed weatherization measures and ways to reduce energy waste everyday
How To Determine If You Are Eligible For Weatherization Assistance
Applicants must be a resident of Pennsylvania to apply.
The applicant’s household income must meet the requirements set forth by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
Weatherization is open to those whose income is 200% or below the Federal Poverty Income Level as defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For example, a single person living alone cannot make more than $23,760 and a family of four cannot make more than $48,600. Note: A household is automatically eligible to receive weatherization assistance if an individual within the dwelling unit receives Supplemental Security Income.
Below is a chart of income guidelines.
2016 Percentages of Federal Poverty Guidelines (Effective 01/25/16 – Source: DHHS)
House Hold/Family Size
If you believe you meet these guidelines or have further questions about the program, please contact your local weatherization assistance provider by clicking on the box below. You will be given the name, address, and phone number of the weatherization agency that covers your county.