Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
HEAP is a federally funded program that helps low-income households pay their energy bill. Assistance is in the form of a dual or single party warrant or a direct payment to a utility company on behalf of an eligible applicant. Eligibility is based on the household’s total monthly income, which cannot exceed the HEAP income guidelines.(see below) The amount of assistance is based on the number of persons in the household, total gross household income, the cost of energy within the county the household resides, and funding availability. HEAP provides one payment per program year. Under most circumstances, it takes approximately six weeks to process an application and pay the applicant or utility company. However an incomplete/incorrect application will take additional time to process. Persons living in board-and-care facilities, nursing or convalescent homes, or in jail or prison, are not eligible for HEAP.
Weatherization Assistance Program
Weatherization is the process of making your home more “air tight” and energy efficient,. The goal is to keep the warm air in and the cold air out in the winter, and keep the cold air in and the warm air out in the summer. Weatherizing your home could help lower your energy usage and utility costs. Your home will be assessed to determine what weatherization work can be done. The most common types of weatherization include: sealing the holes and cracks, insulation, weather stripping, fixing windows, water heater blankets and making sure your heating and air conditioning systems are working correctly.
Free weatherization services are available to low income property owners and renters. Eligibility is based on the household’s total income.
Energy Assistance and Weatherization Application (print and complete)
Applications can be mailed to:
PO BOX 99, Mariposa, CA 95338, or dropped off at 5362 Lemee Lane, Mariposa, CA 95338
Applications can also be picked up at our Coulterville Office at 5026 Broadway, Coulterville, CA 95311.
For more information please call:
Amy Woodward (209) 742-0855 or (209) 966-2000
Erick Hanneman (209) 742-0934 or (209) 966-2000