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The Weatherization Assistance Program funded primarily by the Illinois Department of HealthCare and Family Services, helps reduce heating and cooling costs for low-income residents of Rock Island, Mercer and Henry counties. Trained staff from Project NOW visit residents in their homes to conduct an energy audit. The audit will identify the energy problems of the home, and by conducting the needed repairs, save fuel and money while increasing the comfort of the home.

Weatherization Process:

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The weatherization process starts once it has been determined that an interested household is income eligible. Project NOW will notify qualified residents within the 30 days after the the application and documentation have been received. After eligibility is determined, the process will go forward as follows:

The home is inspected to make sure the work is complete and correct. Depending on the circumstances and condition of the home, some of the following weatherization work may be done:

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Health and Safety Improvements

Health and Safety improvements are also made at each home that is weatherized. These measures include:


Project NOW will also have an experienced heating contractor examine the home heating system to make sure that the system is safe and in good working order. Work on your furnace may include one or more of the following:

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Eligibility for weatherization services provided by Project NOW is determined by family size and household income in accordance with federal guidelines.

Renters who meet income guidelines are also eligible for weatherization assistance if the landlord agrees to the program terms.

Landlords are required to contribute half the total cost

Highest priority for weatherization services are given to households with high energy bills in relation to income, the elderly, the disabled and households with children.

Those interested in having their homes weatherized should call the Weatherization Department at Project NOW at (309) 793-6391 or your nearest Project NOW office.

Request For Proposal

HVAC Contractor Needed

Project NOW, Inc. will be accepting proposals for labor and material for the weatherization of approximately 75 homes from contractors who are interested in participating in the Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program (IHWAP) and the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) emergency furnace program during the period of September 30th, 2018 through June 30th, 2019. Project NOW, Inc will conduct a mandatory meeting on Monday, July 30th, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. for all interested parties. The informational meeting will be held at the Project NOW, Inc. office, 418 19th Street Rock Island, IL 61201. The purpose of this meeting is to explain the Illinois IHWAP and to disseminate bid packets to be completed by the contractor. All contractors who attend will be given a contractor pre-qualification application, labor specification list, and a bid package. All Contractors interested in submitting a proposal must submit a "Notification of Interest" by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, July 30th, 2018.

All bids must be submitted using the Project NOW, Inc. bid packet and must be marked "SEALED BID". All bids are due by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, August 13th, 2018, at:

Project NOW, Inc.
418 19th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201
Attn: Finance Director

Only those attending the meeting will qualify to submit a proposal. Proposals will be evaluated, scored and the contract will be awarded to the contractor whose proposal is most advantageous for the IHWAP, LIHEAP and Project NOW, Inc.

Project NOW, Inc. reserves the right to reject any or all proposals or part of a proposal which in its judgment will be in the best interest of the program and/or agency.

Project NOW, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Small, minority, and women owned businesses are encouraged to apply.