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SMPA IQ Weatherization

What is the SMPA IQ Weatherization Program?

This program is sponsored by our local electric provider, San Miguel Power Association, in partnership with Energy Outreach Colorado and Black Hills Energy. IQ stands for Income Qualified, because the program is targeted to middle-income (and lower) households. This is provided at no cost to participating households.

EcoAction Partners provides an energy assessment and free energy efficiency upgrades (LED light bulbs, air sealing, insulation, high efficiency furnace, storm windows, new EnergyStar refrigerator). Once the home has been made more energy efficient, SMPA IQ Weatherization participants are eligible for the second step, which provides a complimentary solar panel in the new SMPA IQ Solar Array in Norwood. 

Who is eligible?

All San Miguel Power Association members with income less than that specified by county are eligible. Residents of Dolores, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray, San Juan, and San Miguel Counties that meet income criteria are eligible.  

What if I qualify but I don't own the home?

Renters who meet the income criteria are eligible. However, the homeowner/landlord must sign off on the application. It is a benefit for landlords to participate because the program provides improvements to their house or apartment. 

How do I apply?

Click below for an application or call EcoAction Partners at 970-728-1340 or by emailing:

To see if you qualify for the program, click the apply now button above to download an application.