Income Eligible Assistance and Loan Programs

Community Development Agency

Community Action Marin Energy Programs

Community Action Marin is the local administrator of the federally-funded Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). CAM also offers assistance referring residents to other income-eligible energy saving programs.

HEAP Assistance - Once-a-year assistance in paying gas, electric, wood, and propane home energy costs. Eligibility and assistance level based on household size, gross monthly income, and program priorities. (Program restrictions may change on an annual basis and according to funding availability.)

Referral to Residential Conservation Programs - Access to Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (weatherization), Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), Energy Partners and utility-operated conservation programs.

To learn more and check for eligibility, visit the Community Action Marin Energy Programs website, or contact Community Action Marin at:

Community Action Marin
29 Mary Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone: (415) 526-7500

San Francisco Peninsula Energy Services

SF Peninsula Energy Services is a not-for-profit organization which promotes energy conservation through home improvement, weatherization services, utility payment assistance, consumer education and advocacy and job training to people in need. Their service territory includes Marin County. Program eligibility is based on income, household size, and program funding.

The SF Peninsula Energy Services Weatherization Services include energy efficiency-improving measures completed in the home to reduce energy costs. This program is available to homeowners as well as renters (owners of rental property are not charged when services are provided for their tenants). Weatherization services include:

  • On-site home inspection to determine energy losses
  • Installation of energy conservation and heat loss measures such as insulation, weather-stripping, caulking,sink aerators, showerheads, and compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Gas appliance safety and efficiency inspection with possible replacement of refrigerator, stove, furnace,water heater, and doors

Visit the SF Peninsula Energy Services website for more information, or contact them at:

San Francisco Peninsula Energy Services
1426 Fillmore St, Suite #318
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 416-6660

MCE Home Energy Saving Program

MCE Clean Energy's Home Energy Savings program provides no-cost home energy upgrades, a home energy assessment, and a gift box with energy-saving products for income-qualified homeowners and renters.

Home energy upgrade measures include:

  • Heat pumps
  • Water heaters
  • Attic insulation
  • Gas furnaces
  • Duct sealing
  • Pipe insulation

Eligibility for measures is determined by home assessment.

Visit the program website, or contact MCE for more information:

MCE Clean Energy
1125 Tamalpais Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
(888) 632-3674