Who does it serve?
Eligible residents can apply to have their home weatherized at no cost. First, we do an energy audit and then if necessary, add insulation or make minor home repairs. ACCESS also refers clients to other agency programs and community resources.
What does it provide?
- ACCESS offers an Energy Education Program with tips to make homes more efficient.
- A Low-Income Weatherization Program helps bring down energy costs.
The Energy Education Program provides valuable tips and efficiency products to help make your home more efficient. People can attend one of our conservation workshops to learn simple cost-effective ways to lower household energy use and utility costs. This is a hands-on workshop and all eligible attendees receive a personal conservation “start-up” kit upon completion.
The Energy Education Program is designed to aid clients interested in receiving weatherization assistance in identifying and applying behavioral and structural changes that will reduce energy consumption in their households. This is accomplished in a 90-minute workshop that provides attendees a basic knowledge of thermal dynamics and home energy usage, as well as dramatic examples of the benefits of energy conservation.
To encourage the practical application of these lessons each household will receive an energy conservation kit. In addition, clients who are physically unable to attend the workshop will receive an in-home version of the presentation in addition to the conservation kit.
The conservation kit consists of items such as: a water-saving shower head, energy efficient light bulbs, kitchen and bath faucet aerators, foam light switch and outlet sealers, a refrigerator thermometer, a surge protector power strip and an LED nightlight. Our goal is to educate as many people as possible on wise energy usage practices, leading to more manageable energy bills, increased disposable income, and greater self-sufficiency.
For workshops times, dates, or other information regarding the Energy Education Program, please call 779-6691.
Specialist completes an energy audit to determine the best weatherization plan based on the existing condition of the home. Services may include ceiling, wall and floor insulation, energy related minor home repairs, air leakage reduction and heating duct improvements.
Eligible residents can apply to have their home weatherized at no cost. Each year approximately 130 households are served in Jackson County.
Once an applicant from the waiting list is contacted, an energy audit is performed to determine the best weatherizing measures based on the existing condition of the home and the funds available.
Qualifications for Weatherization Assistance
The Weatherization Program is designed to assist households in making energy efficiency upgrades to their homes through the installation of insulation, doors, windows, and various other energy efficiency measures.
This program is funded primarily by federal, state, and utility-based dollars.
The Weatherization Program is also an equal opportunity program and applicants are protected against discrimination on the grounds of age, race, color, sex, religion, primary language, handicap, or national origin in determining the eligibility.*
Assistance through the Weatherization Program is based on the availability of funding and to qualify you must meet the following Gross Household Income Eligibility Guidelines for Weatherization Assistance. For more information regarding the Weatherization Program please call 779-6691.
* If you have more than six household members please contact the Weatherization Programs for additional household income guidelines.
Weatherization Guideline Forms:
ACCESS, the Community Action Agency for Jackson County, is accepting applications from qualified contractors and specialty contractors for the installation of weatherization measures on income-eligible homes in Jackson County. Applicants must be bonded, have and active CCB license, certified in Lead Safe Work Practices, and meet all weatherization program insurance requirements. They must also comply with Equal Opportunity Employer requirements. Women and minority-owned contractors are encouraged to apply. Pre-qualification applications are being accepted for contractors to perform general weatherization work (insulation, windows, roofing, air sealing, duct sealing and repair work) and for Specialty Contractors
(electricians, plumbers, and HVAC) to perform specialty work and repairs.
Interested contractors must complete the ACCESS Pre-Qualification Application which can be obtained by calling (541) 618-4018 or by email.
For Additional Information Contact Our Weatherization Department