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Community Service Center
2100 6th Ave
Altoona, PA 16602

(814) 946-3651
(800) 238-9763

Circle Graphic Weatherization & Energy Services

Phone: (814) 946-5100


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Weatherization Employees

Program Goals

  • Help Low-income households maintain their electric service by making monthly payments more affordable.
  • Promote good bill payment habits
  • Help customers eliminate past due bills 
  • Provide energy education and conservation tips
  • Lower customer's actual electric usage
  • The program consists of techniques and methods for reducing the amount of energy needed for home heating. Clients also receive energy education training to explain methods for additional reductions to home energy costs.

  • The positive effects of efficient home energy usage are lower consumer cost and therefore increased disposable income which promotes an improved quality of life in homes with limited financial resources.

  • BCCAA Weatherization and Energy Services is comprised of three separate residential weatherization programs. Each program has specific criteria which are used to determine client eligibility.


Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development


People Natural Gas Company


First Energy

  • For customers living in all electric homes or customers with electric hot water tanks
  • Requires a referral from Penelec / First Energy


Energy Education

  • Provided to clients of each of the three BCCAA weatherization programs
  • Results in both savings in cost and energy consumption for the consumer
  • Reduces waste
  • Helps to provide a more comfortable home and an improved quality of life for the client


Customer Assistance Program (CAP)

The Customer Assistance Program (CAP) is First Energy's bill payment assistance program. The program is mandated by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC). CAP is designed to make electric more affordable for low-income families. There are three primary components to the program.

PCAP lowers your monthly bill based on the amount of your household income, your heat type and the amount of your electric bills. This depends on you heat source, income, and average bills for the previous year. As a PCAP customer, you will receive a monthly credit on your ongoing electric usage. Your new PCAP bill will be based on your income level and heat type, rather than your actual electric usage. This may lead to significant savings on your bill.

You are eligible for PCAP if you have a household income at or below 150% of the Federal poverty income guidelines. You have an active account. You reside in the household if your name is on the account. You must also agree to participate in LIHEAP and WARM Program services if you are eligible for those programs.

Call for an appointment at the Community Action office at 946-3651. You will need to have a Valid ID, Proof of income, active Penelec account and all household information.


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