SMPA INCOME QUALIFIED 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 for low to middle income 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.
HOW IT WORKS
SMPA members with income less than that specified per county and household are eligible (see below table). 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.
This program is available to all income-qualified members of San Miguel Power Association.