B.C.M.W. Community Services             
serving Bond, Clinton, Marion and Washington counties                                                                                 

Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program (IHWAP) is designed to help low-income residents save fuel and money, while increasing the comfort of their homes.  

Who is eligible:

  • Owner-occupied properties whose household members income does not exceed the federal income guidelines.
  • A houshold that has an occupant who receives S.S.I., L.I.H.E.A.P., or T.A.N.F. grant.
  • Renters who meet the above criteria when the landlod accepts the terms of the weatherization contract.

What can a home occupant expect from the program:

  • Whole house energy audit
  • Sealing cracks with weatherstrip and caulk
  • Insulating attics and walls
  • Repairing windows and doors

Weatherization services includes having an experienced heating contractor examine your heating system.  If work is needed on your furnace, it may include one or more of the following:

  • clean and tune
  • repair
  • retrofit
  • in some cases replacement of the unit


Marion County Residents: Name are typically added to the waiting list on or around June 1st of each year. 

All other counties, please contact your local office.

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