Energy Efficiency (Weatherization)

Looking for ways to manage the increasingly high cost of energy? The Weatherization Assistance Program aims to reduce your monthly utility bills by improving the energy efficiency of your home. Qualifying households in Washoe County receive these services free of charge.

CSA’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) helps low-income individuals and families in Washoe County reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient. This program can help reduce energy costs by repairing, replacing, or upgrading things in your home that use the most energy. Through these energy conservation measures participating households can improve the health and safety of their homes while saving an average of $283 or more per year.

For questions about the program or to request application assistance, please contact Angela Hernandez at (775) 786-6023 ext. 1026 or ahernandez@csareno.org

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What is Weatherization?

Our professionally trained weatherization crew uses computerized energy assessments and advanced diagnostic equipment to create a comprehensive analysis of the home to determine the most cost effective measures and to identify any health and safety concerns. This includes checking indoor air quality, combustion safety, carbon monoxide, and identifying mold infestations — which are all indications of energy waste.

The energy auditor creates a customized work order and trained crews install the identified energy efficiency and health and safety measures. A certified Quality Control Inspector ensures all work is completed correctly and that the home is safe for the occupants. 

Eligibility

Homeowners or renters who make 200% or less of the federal poverty level are eligible for services at no cost. Landlords may be required to pay 50% of any capital improvement measures that are installed in eligible rental properties. 

Any Washoe County homeowner or renter is welcomed and encouraged to apply. There are no age restrictions, but the program does prioritize assistance to seniors, households with children, and individuals with disabilities.  

2022 Income Guidelines

2022 Income Guidelines 
Effective January 12, 2022 

Family Size 

200% of Poverty 

1 

$27,180 

2 

$36,620 

3 

$46,060 

4 

$55,500 

5 

$64,940 

6 

$74,380 

7 

$83,820 

8 

$93,260 

8+ 

Add $9,440 for each additional person 

How To Apply

Residents of Washoe County can start the process by completing the CSA Weatherization Application. To request an application by mail, please call 775-786-6023 or email ahernandez@csareno.org   

Please fill out completely and legibly.  

Gather all required documentation and submit your application via email to ahernandez@csareno.org, fax to (775) 786-5743, or mail to the address below:

CSADC Weatherization  
PO Box 10167   
Reno, NV 89510 

Your application will be reviewed in the order that it is received. Once it is determined that you are eligible to receive weatherization services, our team will reach out to schedule your energy audit.  

Required Documents
  1. A copy of documents verifying earned income or benefits received over the past thirty (30) days for all members of the household over the age of 18. Allowable documents include pay stubs; three months of bank statements indicating direct deposits from wages, commissions, tips, etc; and/or benefits award letters.  
  2. Anyone 18 years of age or older residing in the household claiming no income must request a Zero Income Certification Form which is to be filled out and notarized. 
  3. Copies of Social Security Cards and Photo IDs for each member of the household. 
  4. Copies of your Electric and Gas/Propane/Oil bills for the previous 12 months. Copies must show your name, address, and account number.  
  5. Homeowners: Please provide a copy of your title, deed, or tax bill showing proof of ownership.  
  6. Renters: Please provide the name, address, and phone number of your landlord or the owner.  

Weatherization Contractors

On an annual basis Community Services Agency Development Corporation (CSADC) solicits contractors to submit quotations to provide residential Weatherization services to approximately 120 households in Washoe County, including single-family residences, mobile homes, and multi-family housing.

We are looking for licensed contractors providing services to the Washoe County area in a number of speciality areas, including: 

  • General Contractors for home repair, restoration, and improvement
  • Residental HVAC and Plumbing
  • Insulation Installers
  • Window Installers
  • Roofers
  • Home Performance/Residental Energy
  • Decontamination, Hazard Removal, Pest Remediation
  • General Handyperson

Our contractor partners are critical to the success of our program and there are many benefits to  participating as an approved contactor. 

  • Guaranteed annual work, year-round work orders
  • Funding available for staff training and certifications
  • Average of $10,000 - $15,000 spent per home
  • 30-60 projects available annually, based on capacity and funding
  • Opportunity to impact the lives of vulnertable families in our community

At a minimum, contractors must meet the following requirements to participate in this program:

  • Possess appropriate Nevada business and contracting licenses, insurance and bonding; and if applicable, Manufactured Housing Division License; and have not been debarred from any public contract (federal, state or local) 

The 2024-2025 Request for Quotations opened on May 13, 2024.  Interested and qualified contractors can download the full RFQ packet and attachments below or request more information by emailing weatherization@csareno.org or calling (775) 786-6023 ext. 1020. 

MAKE A TREMENDOUS DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF THOSE LESS FORTUNATE.