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Free energy efficiency improvements available for low-income households in Brown, Monroe, Morgan and Owen counties

The South Central Community Action Program is seeking applicants from Brown, Monroe, Morgan and Owen counties for its Weatherization Program.

The Weatherization Program reduces energy consumption in low-income households and insures that each client has a safe, operating heat source. Each client receives a furnace inspection and energy audit. SCCAP uses private contractors to repair or replace heat sources, install insulation and seal the homes. Homeowners and renters are eligible. The program is federally funded and free to local participants.

"This is a great time to apply for our Weatherization Program," SCCAP Executive Director Todd Lare said. "While we sometimes have long waiting lists for Weatherization, we currently have worked through most of the names on our lists and are seeking new applicants.

"The Weatherization Program allows households to reduce their utility bills while being safer and more comfortable in their homes," Lare said. "On average, across the nation, it reduces energy costs by more than $400 per household each year."

To be eligible to have your owner-occupied or rental home weatherized, your household income must not exceed 200 percent of federal poverty guidelines. The income limits by family size are: 1 person in household - up to $22,340; 2 people - $30,260; 3 people - $38,180; 4 people - $46,100; 5 people - $54,020; 6 people - $61,940. For apartment buildings to be weatherized, two-thirds of the occupants must be eligible for the program and all units in the building must be weatherized. To apply, call 812-339-3447, ext. 275.