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BROC offers FREE weatherization services (from energy audits to replacing old, inefficient appliances to insulating) for homeowners and renters who are income-qualified. Yes, free!

NeighborWorks’ HEAT Squad provides low-cost, high value energy audits and supports homeowners by determining a scope of work, connecting them to contractors, providing loans, checking work quality, and helping them access rebates and incentives.

Both BROC and the HEAT Squad have not been successful at getting Bennington County residents to take advantage of their programs due to their offices being in Rutland, lack of capacity for outreach and follow-up, and limited word-of-mouth promotion due to a shortage of county residents who have benefited from their programs. They could use (your) help getting the word out.

You can find the BROC Weatherization application here.

• BROC’s (FREE) weatherization assistance is available to households with/below 80% of area median income (AMI). In real figures, that is $44,632 for a one-person household, $51,008 for two people, $57,384 for three, and $63,760 for four. Find these numbers here.