Income Eligible Programs

You may be eligible for no-cost
energy efficiency services.
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Reduce your energy use. Save on energy costs.

The Sponsors of Mass Save have partnered with the Massachusetts Community Action Program Agencies and Low-Income Energy Affordability Network (LEAN) to help eligible Massachusetts residents lower their monthly energy bills and upgrade their homes to be more comfortable, at no cost. 

If you live in a single-family home or 2-4 unit apartment building, and you meet the annual household income requirements in the chart, you may qualify for no-cost upgrades.

Number of Household Members Annual Household Income
2022 – 2023 Heating Season
1 Up to $42,411
2 Up to $55,461
3 Up to $68,511
4 Up to $81,561
5 Up to $94,610
6 Up to $107,660
7 Up to $110,107
8 Up to $112,554
9 Up to $115,001
10 Up to $117,448
11 Up to $119,895
12 Up to $122,343
13 Up to $124,788
14 Up to $127,235
15 Up to $129,682
16 Up to $132,129
17 Up to $134,576
The benefits of weatherizing your home include:
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Reduce energy use

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Fewer drafts

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Improved air quality

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Reduced outside noise

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Improved humidity control

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Reduced allergens and pests

What About 5+ Unit Apartment Buildings?

Similar to energy efficiency services and products are also available to multifamily properties with 5 or more units where 50% or more of the tenants are at the designated income eligible levels listed below. These properties are served through the Income Eligible Multifamily Retrofit Program

Landlords or property managers can apply online through the LEAN Multifamily Program website, or call 1-617-348-6425 to learn more.

As part of the Income Eligible Program, you may qualify for no-cost upgrades, including:

  • Replacement of your heating system
  • Installation of additional attic, wall and basement insulation
  • Air sealing of the drafty areas of your home
  • Replacement appliances, including refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, window air conditioners and/or clothes washers if your current appliances are inefficient
  • A programmable, Wi-Fi or smart thermostat
  • LED energy-saving light bulbs
  • Water-saving faucet aerators and showerheads
  • Advanced power strips
  • Replacement of eligible inefficient windows

Getting Started

The first step is to schedule a no-cost, in-person, Home Energy Assessment. To get started, contact a representative of Mass Save at 1-866-537-7267 or contact your local Community Action Program using our "Find a Community Action Program" tool below. You will be given a date and time for your upcoming remote energy assessment over the phone.

Additional Programs

Fuel Assistance: Fuel Assistance, also known as the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), provides eligible households with help paying a portion of winter heating bills through grants from the federal government. To find out if you're eligible and apply, contact your local Fuel Assistance Agency, which you can find on the MASSCAP website. If you have any questions about the HEAP program, please call the Massachusetts Heat Line toll free at 1-800-632-8175.

Utility Discount Rates: Discounted rates that lower your actual charges for your energy usage may be available. If you qualify for Fuel Assistance/HEAP or another income verified program from the list below, you will be referred to your local natural gas or electric utility for a discount on your utility bills.

  • Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled, and Children (EAEDC)
  • Food Stamps/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program
  • Head Start
  • MassHealth (Medicaid)
  • National School Lunch Program
  • Public Housing
  • School Breakfast Program
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program
  • Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC)
  • Veterans Programs (Chapter 115 Benefits)
  • Veterans Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) Surviving Parent
  • Veterans Affair Non-Service Connected Pension (VANSCP)


Payment Plans or Arrearage Management Programs: Massachusetts natural gas and electric utility providers will work with customers on overdue portions of their bill. Payment plans are available. Some past due balances over a certain amount are forgiven if the customer adheres to a structured payment plan. If you have questions, please contact your gas or electric utility provider directly.

Find a Community Action Program

How do I get started? Find contact information and services by ZIP code