POWER Home Efficiency Grant Program

Energy Efficient Homes for All Oberlin Residents

POWER is now offering more financial assistance than ever, thanks to a new grant from the City of Oberlin's Sustainable Reserve Fund (SRF). All Oberlin residents, including those who rent their homes, are eligible for POWER's free services.

POWER Home Efficiency Grants are now available to help cover the cost of home weatherization - insulation and air sealing - leftover after other rebates are applied.

 
POWER Board Chair Gene Matthews, Energy Advocate Greg Jones, and City of Oberlin Sustainability Manager Linda Arbogast

How Does it Work?

When you work with Energy Advocate Greg Jones to have an energy audit performed on your home, you automatically qualify for rebates that can cover up to 60% of the cost of weatherization from qualified local contractors.

POWER takes this one step further, and offers additional cost-share support to cover that expense. Greg will work with you to communicate and schedule the work with one of our preferred contractors, and to determine how much additional funding you are eligible to receive.

Every Oberlin resident who schedules an audit and weatherization work through POWER can receive a Home Efficiency Grant. HEG awards are determined based on household size and income. That means that everybody, regardless of household income, can and will receive funding assistance!

“When I got the quote in the mail [for weatherization], it was $3000 or something. With Greg working on it, it went from $3000 to $1000, and bottom line out of my pocket was $670-some dollars to have my house fully insulated – the attic, the walls, and the ceiling.”

 

    Jim Barlow, POWER client

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