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The provincial government has expanded eligibility for the Home Energy Savings Program so more people can access grants to make their oil-heated homes more energy efficient.

The household income limit has been raised from $32,500 to $52,500.

Delivered by the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation, the Home Energy Savings Program – Oil Heat allows eligible homeowners of single, row and semi-detached housing who heat their homes with oil, to receive non-repayable grants of up to $5,000 to make energy efficient upgrades. Typically, upgrades such as insulating the basement or attic of a home have the greatest initial impact on energy efficiency. The program is offered province-wide on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to funding availability. Application forms and additional information on this program can be found online.

In January 2019, the Provincial and Federal Governments announced $89.4 million in joint funding for the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund to support Newfoundland and Labrador’s climate action programs. Over the life of the fund, approximately $45.6 million is being provided by the Federal Government and the Provincial Government is contributing $43.9 million to support projects and programs, such as the Home Energy Savings Program, that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the province.