CMCA’s Weatherization Assistance Program assists in achieving a healthy dwelling environment and maximum practicable energy conservation in housing for people with low income.
One main goal of the program is to help those persons least able to afford high-energy costs conserve energy, thereby allowing families to use the money saved for more pressing family needs. In addition, it provides a safer, healthier living environment for the residents and reduces energy demands for the whole community.
CMCA has been operating a weatherization assistance program since 1975. The program is available to all income-eligible residents in the agency’s eight counties.
Eligibility is based on total household income and family size (see Figure 1), which cannot exceed the 200% federal poverty income guidelines. If you own or rent, live in a single-family home, multi-family housing complex, or mobile home, you can apply for weatherization assistance. If you rent, we must obtain written permission from your landlord before weatherization services can be performed.
The program consists of four basic steps:
Approving the applicants income eligibility
A professional contractor will then be assigned to make improvements.
Certified inspectors will come out to ensure the work was completed properly.
A professional auditors will inspect the house to determine possible improvements.
Weatherization reduces your energy use for an extended period of time. Some weatherization methods, such as insulating your walls or attic, will continue to provide you savings for the lifetime of your house — 30 years or more. Others, such as making your heating equipment more efficient, will provide savings for 10 to 15 years.
INVITATION TO JOIN CENTRAL MISSOURI COMMUNITY ACTION HOME WEATHERIZATION TEAM
The Central Missouri Community Action Weatherization Program makes annual contracts with contractors for weatherization and HVAC improvements to residents. In addition, we take HVAC bids for system replacements as the needs arise. We work in the counties of Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Cole, Cooper, Howard, Moniteau and Osage.
Our annual bids are taken in June of each year. HVAC system replacement bids are taken throughout the year. Interested contractors are required to attend a pre-bid conference in June. You may download the Checklist For Contractors here to see the minimum requirements. Please contact Dave Gregory at 573-443-8706 ext. 1409 for further information.
Contractors interested in being a part of the annual contracts should contact Judy Miller in May to request an RFQ due in June.
Weatherization funds are provided by the Department of Energy, Department of Social Services and Ameren UE and are administered by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.