Low Income Program


Did You Know...
Replacing your 60-watt incandescents with 12-watt LEDs will reduce your per-bulb electricity costs by about 70 to 80 percent. In addition, LED lighting products produce light approximately 90% more efficiently than incandescent light bulbs.

(Source: www.energystar.gov)

Program Manual

Through its Low Income Weatherization Program, TNMP makes 10% of its total energy efficiency portfolio budget available annually to not-for-profit agencies that can provide energy efficiency improvements to the homes of income-eligible customers in the TNMP electric distribution service area. The maximum allowable expenditure under the program is $6,500 per home.

Energy efficiency measures include:

  • Attic insulation
  • Wall insulation
  • Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
  • Replacement central air conditioners with an SEER of 14.5 or higher
  • Replacement heat pumps with a SEER 14.5 or higher and HSPF of 8.5 or higher
  • Attic Encapsulation
  • Air infiltration control measures
  • Duct sealing (alternate method accepted)
  • Water heating measures (electric water heaters only)
  • Solar screens

To meet the income eligibility guidelines of the Program, total household income must be less than 200% of current federal poverty guidelines. As part of the application process, the participating not-for-profit agencies will verify income eligibility.

2018 Federal Poverty Guidelines

1 $24,280 $2,023 $467
2 $32,920 $2,743 $633
3 $41,560 $3,463 $799
4 $50,200 $4,183 $965
5 $58,840 $4,903 $1,132
6 $67,480 $5,623 $1,298
7 $76,120 $6,243 $1,464
8 $84,760 $7,063 $1,630
Each Additional Person Add: $8,640 $720 $166
Size of Family Unit Annual Income Monthly Income Weekly Income
200% of HHS Poverty


Any not-for-profit agencies interested in participating in the Program should contact Kelly Bradford.

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