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Weatherization in Arkansas

Homeowners across Arkansas can receive free energy conservation updates to their homes from the weatherization program. Thousands of low-income families benefit from the Weatherization Assistance Program, and they are able to save money by permanently reducing their utility bills. While the exact amount of savings on your monthly utility bills will vary, on average weatherization may be able to reduce the amount you pay on your energy bills by 35%, which will equate to about $350 per year for the average family.

Individuals can make their homes more energy efficient from this government funded program. Improvements that can be made include insulation of attics, walls, and floors. Updates can also provide caulking, weather stripping, or other updates.

The main goal is to help qualified people in Arkansas reduce their energy and utility bills. So weatherization reduces the homeowner’s dependency and frees up funds that normally pay utility bills and now that money can be spent on more pressing family issues and needs.

On average, the Arkansas Weatherization Assistance Program installs energy conservation materials and updates on the homes of almost 2000 low-income families across the state. This can help people lower their annual utility bills. Materials generally installed by a contractor for free include insulation of ceilings, replacement of broken windows, duct sealing, weather-stripping and caulking doors and windows, and health and safety measures. The program is run by your local community action agency, and their phone numbers are below.

The Weatherization Assistance Program provides grants and funds to conserve energy in the homes of low-income people and as mentioned, help them save on their utilities. Priority is given to the elderly, handicapped, and families with children in Arkansas.

 

 

 

 

 

Some of the updates and measures installed on both single family houses and multi-family (up to 4) units include Insulating un-insulated ceilings, walls and floors, replacement of broken windows, caulk and weather strip doors and windows, installing storm windows, thermostats and furnace tune-ups, and other health measures.

Apply for weatherization in Arkansas at the following sites.

Arkansas River Valley Area Council, Inc. (ARVAC)
Dardanelle, AR 72834
(479) 229-4861
The counties served in Arkansas are Conway, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Perry, Polk, Pope, Scott, and Yell

Community Services Office, Inc. (CSO) covers Garland
Hot Springs, AR 71902
(501) 624-5724

Black River Area Development Corp. (BRAD)
Office located at 1403 Hospital Drive
Pocahontas, AR 72455
(870) 892-4547
Counties served include Clay, Lawrence, and Randolph

Crawford-Sebastian Community Development Council, Inc. (C-SCDC)
Fort Smith, AR 72914
(479) 785-2303
Crawford and Sebastian counties are served

Central Arkansas Development Council, Inc. (CADC)
Benton, AR 72018
(501) 315-1121
Weatherization is offered in Calhoun, Clark, Columbia, Dallas, Hot Spring, Lonoke, Montgomery, Pike, Pulaski, Ouachita, Saline, and Union

Crowley's Ridge Development Council, Inc. (CRDC)
Jonesboro, AR 72403
(870) 802-7100
Craighead, Cross, Crittenden, Greene, Jackson, Poinsett, St. Francis, and Woodruff families should call this agency.

Community Action Program for Central Arkansas, Inc. (CAPCA)
Conway, AR. 72034
(501) 329-3891
Cleburne, Faulkner, White

Economic Opportunity Agency of Washington County, Inc. (EOAWC)
Address is 614 E. Emma, Suite M401,
Springdale, AR 72764
Dial (479) 872-7479

Mississippi County Arkansas Economic Opportunity Commission, Inc. (MCAEOC)
Blytheville, AR 72316-1289
Telephone number is (870) 776-1054

Ozark Opportunities, Inc. (OOI)
Harrison, AR 72602
Telephone number is (870) 741-9406
Location is Boone, Marion, Baxter, Newton, Searcy, Van Buren

Mid-Delta Community Services, Inc. (MDCS)
Helena, AR 72342
(870) 338-6406
Lee, Monroe, Phillips, and Prairie Arkansas residents should call this number.

Pine Bluff Jefferson County Economic Opportunities Commission, Inc. (PBJCEOC)
Pine Bluff, AR 71611
(870) 536-0046
Fax (870) 535-7558
Grant, Jefferson, Arkansas, Cleveland, Lincoln residents should call this agency.

North Central Arkansas Development Council, Inc. (NADC)
Batesville, AR 72503
(870)793-5765
Counties served are Fulton, Independence, Izard, Sharp, Stone

Southeast Arkansas Community Action Corp. (SEACAC)
Larry Henderson, Executive Director
Warren, AR 71671
Phone - (870) 226-2668
Families in Bradley, Drew, Desha, Ashley, Chicot and call this agency.

Office of Human Concern, Inc. (OHC)
Al West, Executive Director
Rogers, AR 72757
Call (479) 636-7301
Counties served = Benton, Carroll, and Madison Arkansas

Southwest Arkansas Development Council, Inc. (SWADC)
Donald Nelson, Executive Director
3902 Sanderson Lane
Texarkana, AR 71854
(870) 773-5504
Regions supported are Sevier, Howard, Little River, Hempstead, Nevada, Miller, and Lafayette County

 

 

 
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