Help is available to make homes more energy efficient for low-income families in Lyon County* through the ECKAN Weatherization Program.  This help is provided at no cost to those who own their home, as well as those who rent, who qualify under the program guidelines. 
 
Energy saving measures may include:
  • Cleaning and tuning up of the furnace to assure efficiency and safety or replacement of furnace if necessary.
  • Sealing leaks in heating systems.
  • Repairing broken glass in windows.
  • Sealing holes in outside walls and ceiling for insulation installation.
  • Insulating attic areas.
  • Insulating exterior walls.
Weatherization 2016 Income Guidelines
 Household Size
LIEAP Limit          
130% of Poverty
DOE Limit
200% of Poverty
1
 $ 15,444
 $ 23,760
2
 $ 20,826
 $ 32,040
3
 $ 26,208
 $ 40,320
4
 $ 31,590
 $ 48,600
5
 $ 36,972
 $ 56,880
6
 $ 42,354
 $ 65,160
Gross income for the past twelve months cannot exceed the amounts shown above.
 
The Weatherization program is funded by federal Department of Energy (DOE) and Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) funds that are regulated by the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation.  These grants allow ECKAN to pay for furnace repair or replacement in individually owned homes, and allow $250.00 towards furnace repairs or replacements in rental homes.  If the amount of repairs or replacements exceeds the $250.00, the landlord of the rental property is responsible for the remaining portion. 
 
Families are automatically eligible if TANF or SSI was received at any time during the past 12 months. Applications are available at http://eckan.org/weatherization.html or at the 
Lyon County ECKAN Community Center at 215 W. 6th Ave, Suite 204 in Emporia.  
 
Questions?  Contact the ECKAN Weatherization Department:  888-833-0832.
 *ECKAN’s Weatherization program also covers:  Anderson, Butler, Chase, Coffey, Douglas, Franklin, Greenwood, Harvey, Johnson, Marion, Miami, Osage and Wyandotte Counties.