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Home Oil Weatherization

The State Home Oil Weatherization (SHOW) Program provides cash payments to eligible homeowners and contractors. This applies for both for-profit and non-profit contractors. These pay to install energy-efficient heating equipment and make home weatherization improvements. 

Eligible dwellings must receive their primary heating fuel from a fuel oil dealer. Eligible fuel oil dealers are those who retail at least heating oil or dyed diesel, but any other fuel purchased from them is eligible. Dwelling owners (including rental property owners) and contractors are eligible to apply.

A two-tier system awards the cash payments to allow for varied income eligibility. An annual Petroleum Supplier Assessment provides funding for the program, and all applications are subject to the availability of funds.

​Homeowners and contractors are eligible to apply for the program. Cash payments are awarded based on the purchase and installation receipts of energy conservation items and measures installed on eligible dwellings. 

Non-profit contractors (including Community Action Agencies) may apply for the program. They can apply for cash payments to reimburse costs for jobs completed on behalf of low-income homeowners or tenants at no cost. Low-income households who obtain their primary heating fuel from a fuel oil dealer are encouraged to apply for free weatherization assistance.

All applications are subject to the availability of funds.

Applicants wishing to apply may fill out the materials below. All applicants must complete the SHOW Program Cash Payment Application. Supplemental applications below are for those applicants applying for Tier 1 cash payments.​​

To apply for either Tier 1 (low-income) or Tier 2 (any income) cash payments, applicants must:
  • Complete the SHOW Program Cash Payment Application (PDF);
  • Include proof of purch​ase or delivery of heating fuel obtained from fuel oil dealer;
  • Include receipts or itemized billing​ statements of all claimed measures marked paid in full (non-profit contractor work exempted from paid receipts);

Specifically for Tier 1 (low-income) cash payments, applicants must:​

Complete the Declaration of Low Income Status

If applicable, complete the Declaration of Self-Employment Income

​If applicable, complete the Declaration of Zero Income

Applications must be submitted within one year from the date of installation.

Please submit applications and supporting documentation to:

Oregon Housing & Community Services
Attn: SHOW Program Analyst
725 Summer St NE, Suite B
Salem, OR 97301-1266

The following energy conservation items and measures may be eligible for cash payments:​
  • Heating equipment measures including:
    • New heating equipment
    • Replacement parts 
    • Safety and efficiency measures 
    • Programmable thermostats
  • Duct sealing and insulation measures
  • Dwelling insulation measures including in the regions of the: 
    • Ceilings
    • Subfloors
    • Walls
  • Windows and door measures
  • Whole house measures and incidental costs incurred required to meet building code or meet NREL specifications. These include but not limited to measures meant to:
    • Prevent heat loss
    • Reduce moisture
    • Promote occupant health and safety.
The program separates cash payments into two tiers. The income of the occupying household residing in the dwelling at the time of application determines eligibility. To be considered eligible, household income must be low-income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Household income eligibility requirements are producted by the U.S. Department of Energy.

The program awards Tier 1 cash payments to eligible low-income applicants. This includes applicants who represent low-income households. All measure costs may be counted towards the following lifetime maximum cash payments:
  • $3,200 for heating equipment measures;
  • $1,000 for duct sealing and insulation measures;
  • $4,500 for dwelling insulation measures ($1,500 per region); and/or
  • $1,500 for windows and doors measures.
​The program awards Tier 2 cash payments to applicants who are not low-income or represent low-income household. This tier also applies to applicants who choose not to provide income verification. All measure costs may be counted towards to following lifetime maximum cash payments:
  • $2,000 for heating equipment measures;
  • $600 for duct sealing and insulation measures;
  • $3,000 for dwelling insulation measures ($1,000 per region); and/or
  • $1,000 for windows and doors measures.

Contact:

SHOW Program Analyst
Ph: (503) 986-0973
Fax: (503) 986-2020

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