Once a month, Butte CAA CEO, Thomas Tenoiro, spends some time with KKXX Chico NOW! Host, Vince Haney, to talk about what's going on at Butte CAA.
August's conversation was full of encouragement and packed with information about COVID-19 updates, the North State Food Bank and housing development projects.Read More
You or someone you know may have already been worrying about summer and the uptick in your power and energy costs, and that was even before the pandemic which caused major job losses.
Many of us don’t know when finances will recover or when we will go back to work, though there are bills that still need to be paid. Or even though you are working a full-time job, maybe one and a half, it’s still tough to make ends meet for your family.
Situations like this are exactly what LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) is designed to help with. Nationally, LIHEAP has received an extra $900 million in funding this year through the CARES Act to help with the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to its $3.74 billion annual funding for 2020.Read More
The LIHEAP Program (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) has made a huge impact in California to help low income households afford essential utilities. In 2017 there were 207,362 households that benefited form this program. The vast majority of recipient households have at least one "vulnerable" member, which is defined as a person who is either 60 years of age or older, living with a disability, or is 6 years of age or younger. Additionally, 43% of recipients were either at risk of utility disconnection or were able to restore services as a result of LIHEAP assistance. So we know that the benefits are going to people who really need the help. An amazing program like this one should have community and government support, however the President's budget proposal for 2019 completely eliminates funding for the program...Read More
The Energy and Environmental Services division of Butte County Community Action Agency focuses on helping low-income households save energy through weatherization programs, appliance and heating/cooling system repairs and replacements, water conservation with low-flow fixtures and a variety of other improvements. There is also an emphasis on health and safety, making sure that smoke detectors are working and checking for gas and carbon monoxide leaks. The improvements that we offer save our clients an average of $283 per year on their utility bills.Read More
The Butte County Community Action Agency’s weatherization and energy savings program is committed to helping lower income families ensure that their homes are energy efficient and safe. Every day, our team reaches out to present the program and opportunities to help qualify participants.Read More
Energy. Efficiency. Weatherization. Solar. These are popular buzzwords in our world today. Most of us know the importance of being energy efficient, the benefit of going solar, and how weatherizing our homes can help reduce monthly costs – but not all of us can afford it.
The Environmental and Energy program works to reduce the costs of heating and air conditioning, allowing families to utilize their income more effectively. Simply stated, reducing energy costs means families have more money to spend on food, medicine and other essentials.Read More