Weatherization Assistance Program

Weatherization Assistance



The Weatherization Program is provided through a partnership between the City of Fort Pierce, Habitat for Humanity and Fort Pierce Utilities Authority.

Weatherization improvements may include, but are not limited to:

  • Air Sealing (weather-stripping, caulking, thresholds, etc.)
  • Attic and Wall Insulation
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Compact Florescent Lamps (replace old light bulbs)
  • Seal and Insulate Heat/Air Duct Work
  • Refrigerator Replacement (inefficient refrigerators)
  • Water Heater Replacement (inefficient water heaters)
  • Minor repairs for inefficient heating/cooling systems

HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?


The Weatherization Program has 4 Steps:
1. Fill out and submit a Weatherization Application to the Fort Pierce Utilities Authority (FPUA), who will determine your eligibility.
2. After you are approved, FPUA will conduct an energy audit of your home to identify your weatherization needs.
3. Your home will receive weatherization services.
4. Your home will be inspected to assure weatherization services were completed correctly.


WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE PROGRAM?


Eligibility is based on household income, relative to Federal low-income guidelines.
You must own AND occupy the home to be weatherized.
Family income cannot be higher than the limits listed in the following chart (2016 Income Limits).

2016 Income Limits

FAMILY SIZE MAX HOUSEHOLD INCOME
1
$19,750
2
$22,550
3
$25,350
4
$28,150
5
$30,450
6
$32,700
7
$34,950
8
$37,200

HOW TO APPLY:


  1. Pick up a Weatherization Grant Application from the Department of Urban Redevelopment, Fort Pierce City Hall, 100 North U.S. Hwy. 1 or at the FPUA Customer Service Lobby - 206 South 6th Street. You can also download a Weatherization Application by clicking on Weatherization Application.
  2. Complete the application and return it, with all required documentation, to the Department of Urban Redevelopment at Fort Pierce City Hall or the FPUA Customer Service Lobby.
If approved, you will be contacted via telephone to schedule your Home Utility Assessment. The Home Utility Assessor will inspect your home and determine which forms of assistance will be available for you under the grant.

For More Information: Contact a FPUA Customer Service Representative - 772-466-1600, or call Fort Pierce City Hall Department of Urban Redevelopment - 772-467-3183, or email kmike@city-ftpierce.com with questions or to have an application emailed or mailed to you.