Weatherization

Helping People. Changing Lives.

Weatherization assistance makes qualifying homes more energy efficient.

Program Description

The weatherization program is a free program designed to help eligible families make their homes safer and more energy efficient. Measures can include attic, wall, and floor insulation, sealing around windows and ducts, weather-stripping, carbon monoxide testing, and heating system tune-ups, among others.

Weatherization services do not include roof replacement, siding repairs, mold or asbestos abatement, plumbing, major electrical work, or interior furnishings.

NCAP provides weatherization services to the Nebraska Panhandle and Cherry County. Priority is given to persons over 60, persons with disabilities, and families with children under six.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program the applicant's home must not have been weatherized since September 30, 1994.

In addition, home occupants must be legal residents of the United States, and they must have a qualifying annual gross income. The income threshold for the weatherization assistance program is 200% of the federal poverty level. For more information see our eligibility page

If your household receives Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Aid to Dependent Children (ADC), or Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds you may automatically qualify to receive weatherization services.

Application Process

Lower your cost of living and apply for weatherization. Must be income eligible person with qualified home.

  1. Call our office at (308) 432-3393 to verify that your home is eligible for weatherization.
  2. Visit our Apply Now page
  3. Download and complete a Weatherization Services application (to fill it out on pdf we recommend using the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader).
  4. Return completed applications to: Attn: Weatherization Dept., 270 Pine Street, Chadron, NE 69337

Emergency Repair or Replacement Assistance

Introduction

Emergency Furnace or Air Conditioning Repair or Replacement Assistance is now being offered by the Weatherization Department of Northwest Community Action Partnership.  This program may allow for repair or replacement work for clients, in owner occupied homes.  This program is available to clients that are not eligible for the Weatherization Assistance Program due to previous weatherization.  The furnace or A/C will be assessed for repair, prior to replacement.

 Eligibility Requirements and Verification of Emergency Need

Homes eligible for LIHEAP-ERRA assistance must:

  • be owner occupied units,
  • meet NeWAP income eligibility requirements
  • (for heating systems only) have received energy assistance payments paid under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program of 1981 during the same program year that the LIHEAP-ERRA application for assistance is received,
  • have furnaces that have emergency repair or replacement needs verifiable through one of the following:
    • Redtag confirmation,
    • Written documentation provided by a qualified heating technician, or
    • On-site sub-grantee inspection.
  • have air-conditioning systems that have repair or replacement needs verifiable through one of the following:
    • Retag confirmation,
    • Written documentation provided by a qualified heating/cooling technician, or
    • On-site sub-grantee inspection.

And have documentation that the home’s permanent resident(s) include:

  • A child under six years of age, who receives ADC,
  • A person 70 years of age or older, or
  • Has a severe illness or condition which is aggravated by extreme heat as verified by a medical statement signed by a licensed healthcare provider.
  • not have received LIHEAP-ERRA assistance within 5 years.

 For more information, contact 

Northwest Community Action Partnership Office Phone: (308) 432-3393

For more information visit the Nebraska Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program.