weatherization logo
Weatherization Program 

Weatherization Mission:

Our mission is to reduce energy costs for low-income families, particularly for the elderly, people with disabilities, and children, by improving the energy efficiency of their homes while ensuring their health and safety.

Where to sign up:

601 N. Saginaw St., Suite 1B, Flint Mi. 48502-2009
Monday – Friday 8:00 – 5:00

To apply for the weatherization program print out the Weatherization Application Packet from the links below and follow the steps listed.  Thank you for your interest in our program and we hope to save you money on your next energy bill.  Note if you're a renter we will need the Landlord Agreement documents also.

Weatherization Application Packet                                 Landlord Agreement
                                                                                                   Landlord Contribution

Any questions you can call: (810) 232-2185 or (810) 762-4928

lipp front

Major Funding Source:

  doe logo

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) was created in 1976 to assist low-income families who lacked resources to invest in energy efficiency. WAP is operated in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Native American tribes, and U.S. Territories. Funds are used to improve the energy efficiency of low-income homes using the most advanced technologies and testing protocols available in the housing industry. The energy conservation resulting from the efforts of state and local agencies helps our country reduce its dependence on foreign oil and decrease the cost of energy for families in need while improving the health and safety of their homes. GCCARD Home Maintenance continues to be one of the best weatherization providers in the State.

Services may include:

Health and Safety Inspection    Door Repair or Replacement
Window Repair or Replacement    Storm Windows
Furnace Cleaning, Repair or Replacement    Sidewall Insulation
Refrigerator Replacement    Attic Insulation
Other Energy Conservation Measures    Foundation Insulation
Hot Water Heater Repair or Replacement    CFL Light Bulbs

Extra Funding Sources:

LIHEAP: (Low Income Heating Emergency Assistance Program)
This program provides extra funding to help compliment the weatherization program for major repair or replacement of furnaces and hot water heaters as well as other weatherization measures.

MPSC: (Michigan Public Service Commission Program)
This program compliments the Weatherization program it also allows GCCARD to service additional clients in the weatherization program by installing extra measures that providing additional energy saving’s. The MPSC program

ARRA: (America Reinvestment Recovery Act)deq ess mfs ARRA emblem MI
As of April 1st 2009 a three year stimulus package was granted to the DOE WAP Providers across the United States known as ARRA. Genesee County CARD Weatherization Program is currently managing over 4 million dollars a year for the next three years and over 60 million as a county department annually. We will be providing weatherization services to over 1700 homes in Genesee County until ARRA funding ends March 31st 2012. We are still receiving carry over funding that pushes these numbers up to outstanding figures. Today is the best time to sign up for this program, there is no telling what the future funding will hold. Before ARRA, our normal funding was at a level that allowed us to help over 200 homes a year. We anticipate returning to that level of funding in April 2012, so get your application today!

GCCARD Weatherization is a member of the Michigan Community Action Agency Association as well as many other organizations.  We collaborate our efforts with that of the Department of Human Services, formerly known as the Family Independence Agency, the Genesee County Health Department, Catholic Outreach, Salvation Army, and the United Way to name a few.  We have been successful in establishing long working relationships with many of the agencies in our area to further the effectiveness of our programs.

  • Energy cost savings stay in the local economy.
  • Low-income families spend the savings produced by weatherization efforts for local goods and services. 
  • Purchased materials and supplies support Michigan businesses and local jobs. 

(Informational Chart below is based on data collected from
400 homes weatherized from Aug. 2009 thru Mar. 2010)

 
 

 

Energy Saving Intervention

Number of
Households

Expected
Savings


Annual
Savings

 

Refrigerator Replacement

127

$  99.67

$  12,658.09

Compact Florescent Bulbs

398

53.96

21,476.08

Attic Insulation

347

619.43

214,942.21

Furnace Replacement

  60

428.59

25,715.40

     

$274,791.78

These low-income families will be able to save over $274,000 per year of their household resources on energy consumption and will be able to use those savings to buy food, clothing, medical, transportation or other household needs.  

crawl  

after crawl

frig

 

blower dr

 

ocj

 

ocj after

insul mach

 

knee wall

 

 NATWeatherization employees:

Our staff here at GCCARD are trained and certified in many areas in the construction field as it relates to Energy Audits, Building Science, Retro Insulating, Lead hazards, thermal envelopes and advanced installation techniques over the last 30+ years.  We perform our work using today’s most cutting edge techniques and utilizing the safest practices to keep the occupants and workers out of harm’s way.  Genesee County takes great pride in providing our staff with the best training and licensing available in the work force today.  As the area’s largest provider of Federal Grant funded programs we adhere to the most stringent rules and regulations in the construction industry as it relates to home renovation and repair.