Farmworker Housing Energy Efficiency & Solar PV​​​​ Farmworker Housing Energy Efficiency & Solar PV​​​​

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Overview

The Low-Income Weatherization Program's (LIWP's) Farmworker Housing Component installs no-cost energy efficiency improvements and/or solar PV systems for qualified farmworker households. Funded by the State of California to help households save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the program lowers energy costs for families and makes other improvements to improve the livability of housing. 

Launched in 2019, the LIWP Farmworker Housing Component provides services in the 12 counties in California that have the highest farmworker populations, including: 

​​​FRESNO COUNTY - IMPERIAL COUNTY​​ - KERN COUNTY - MADERA COUNTY - MERCED COUNTY - MONTEREY COUNTY - SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY - STANISLAUS COUNTY - RIVERSIDE COUNTY - SANTA BARBARA COUNTY - TULARE COUNTY - VENTURA COUN​​​​TY 

​Services under the Farmworker Housing Component are delivered by La Cooperativa Campesina de California and MAROMA Energy Services in partnership with a network of local contractors. ​For more information ​call: (833) FOR-LIWP or (833) 367-5497. Customer Solutions Representatives are available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday to assist applicants in English and Spanish. Translation services are available for other languages as well. 


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​1) ​Enrollment and Assessment

To be eligible, at least one household member must be an agricultural employee and the household must meet the program’s income guidelines. After qualification, your home will be evaluated to determine what energy efficiency services are right for your household.

2) Delivery of Services

A LIWP approved contractor will deliver and install new energy efficient appliances, such as a new air conditioner, furnace, ceiling fans, refrigerator and other services, such as weatherization, to make your home more energy efficient.

3) Quality Control Inspection

An inspector will visit your home to ensure the work performed by the contractor meets all quality standards and all new appliances are working properly.​​​

​​​Frequently Asked Questions

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LIWP Farmworker Housing Component Flyer (Espanol)

 

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​​​Available Services

Heating & Cooli​ng

  • Central Air Conditioner Replacement
  • Forced Air Unit Replacement
  • Room Air Conditioner Replacement
  • Evaporative Cooler Installation

​​Solar Services

  • Solar Water Heater
  • Rooftop Solar PV System (Owner Occupied​)​

​Weatherization

  • Attic Insulation
  • Door Weather-Stripping
  • New Windows

Appliances & Lighting

  • Light-Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs
  • Clothes Washer Replacement 
  • Whole House Fans
  • Refrigerator Replacement
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Heater Replacement​

​Appro​ved Program Contractors

​​La Cooperativa Campesina de California and MAROMA Energy Services are coordinating the marketing, outreach, and enrollment efforts for the Farmworker Housing Component. ​The following contractors are part of  the La Cooperativa​ team and are assisting in both outreach and home visits for installation of energy efficiency measures and/or solar panels at no cost to eligible farmworker households​:
  • ​Proteus
  • GRID Alternatives
  • Central Valley Opportunity Center (CVOC)
  • John Harrison Contracting
  • Highlands Energy
  • Sunworks
  • PRM Consulting
  • Reliable Energy
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About California Climate Investments

California Climate Investments is a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment—particularly in disadvantaged communities, low-income communities, and for low-income households. For information, visit http://www.caclimateinvestments.ca.gov.

 

 

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