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No-Cost Home Energy Upgrades Through the Energy Savings Assistance Program

How the Program Works

Individuals interested in the Energy Savings Assistance Program are encouraged to apply at their convenience. Applications are conveniently available online or can be completed over the phone.
Upon receipt of your application and supporting documents, a dedicated RHA administrator will thoroughly review the provided information.
Should you meet the program’s criteria, one of our ESA Representatives will coordinate a convenient appointment to visit your home. During this visit, they will assist you in identifying eligible measures tailored to your needs and guide you through the necessary paperwork, if required.
After the assessment, if eligible, a certified contractor will coordinate a follow-up appointment to install the approved home improvements. Subsequent inspections may be conducted for quality assurance purposes.

Find Out if You Qualify

Eligibility for the no-cost energy efficient home improvement program is base on income and household size or by your household participation in certain public assistance programs.

Qualifying Public Assistance Programs:

  • Medicaid/Medi-Cal for Families A & B
  • CalFresh (food stamps) SNAP
  • Head Start Income Eligible (Tribal Only)
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
  • National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • CalWORKs (TANF) or Tribal TANF

Whether you rent or own, you could be eligible to receive free energy-efficient home improvements that can make your home more comfortable and save you money now and for years to come. With our Energy Savings Assistance program, you may be eligible to receive no-cost products and installation:

  • Smart thermostats
  • Attic insulation
  • Energy-efficient lighting
  • Door weather-stripping
  • Replacement of qualified appliances* such as refrigerators or AC wall units
  • Caulking
  • Minor home repairs
  • Low-flow showerheads
  • Water heater blankets

* Existing appliances must meet age requirements to qualify for replacement. Co-pay may be required for landlords who own appliances and pay tenant utility bill.

Qualifying Income Levels

You may qualify based on household size and total current household income* = Total income of all persons in your house, condo, apartment or mobile home.

Energy Savings Assistance Program Income Guidelines

(Effective June 1, 2024 to May 31, 2025)

Household Size Maximum Combined Annual Income
Each additional member

The upper limit calculation for each row is 250% of Federal Poverty Guidelines. Learn more about the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Before enrolling please make sure you have all the required documents to qualify for the Energy Savings Assistance Program.

Click the button below to access the interactive guide to see what documents you need for each qualifying factor.

Click on the section that matches the document you might need, and it will take you to the guidelines.

Please submit your interest form for the Energy Savings Assistance Program.