HRDC’s Weatherization program provides energy conservation services to low-income families, to improve energy efficiency and ensure the health and safety of the household.

Who is eligible for Weatherization?

Both homeowners and renters are eligible. If you are a renter, your landlord will need to sign an access agreement before work can begin.

How are applications prioritized?

Your LIEAP application is also your Weatherization application. Once approved for LIEAP, you will automatically be added to the next Weatherization priority list for consideration.

How soon will my home be weatherized?

Once approved for Weatherization, your home will be added to the next priority list. These lists are issued two to three times per year. As long as you are eligible for LIEAP, your name will appear on each new list. Homes are listed according to degree of need. Special priority is given to older adults and disabled individuals.

During weatherization, what can I expect?

An energy auditor from HRDC will set up a time to visit with you about your home’s needs for weatherization materials. The auditor is trained to determine the most cost-effective weatherization measures for your home. He/she will make sure insulation levels are adequate, the heating system is both safe and efficient, windows and doors are adequate; provide proper air sealing and client education on energy conservation. Services also ensure a home has a proper carbon monoxide alarm and working smoke alarm.

Who does the work?

When your home is scheduled for weatherization work, either a trained crew from HRDC or an independent contractor will come to your home and install the necessary materials. Upon completion of the work an inspector from HRDC will schedule a visit to ensure all work was done properly and to your satisfaction.

Why did I only receive partial or no weatherization measures?

Weatherization workers may not be able to install all the materials you need, but they will do the most important weatherization within the dollar limits allowed. The cost and installation measures must be justified using a savings to investment ratio.

I didn’t qualify for weatherization, but I want to reduce my energy bills. What other resources are available to me?

For additional resources on how you can conserve energy please visit or Wx TV. There is also a host of printed brochures available at our local office.

For more information

Call (406) 247-4778 or Email


This project is funded in whole or in part under a Contract with the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. The statements herein do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Department.