Benefits available to the City of Madison and Dane County residents

Help navigating the IRA
The Dane County Office of Energy & Climate Change helps individuals, nonprofits, and businesses understand and leverage IRA opportunities.

MadiSUN - managed by RENEW Wisconsin (open to anyone)
MadiSUN is the City of Madison’s initiative to expand solar energy. MadiSUN’s group purchase program brings together households from across Dane County and uses their collective buying power to get a great deal on rooftop solar. Participants are eligible for incentives and financing to lower their costs. Learn more.

Home repair grants and interest-free loans
Homeowners with low and moderate incomes throughout the City of Madison and Dane County can take advantage of grants for minor home repairs and interest-free deferred loans for major home repairs and no-cost weatherization programs through Project Home, Movin’ Out, and Habitat for Humanity of Dane County. Learn more and see if you’re eligible:

Home Water Conservation Program – Water Utility (open to anyone)
Project Home and Madison Water Utility have teamed up to create the first water conservation program in Wisconsin aimed at helping low-to-moderate income homeowners reduce water waste, increase efficiency and save money on their water bills. The Home Water Conservation Program will focus on installing high-efficiency toilets, fixing plumbing leaks, installing water saving devices all of which can thousands of gallons of water a year. Learn more.

MadCap – Water Utility (only available to low-income households, at or below 50% AMI)
City of Madison's Customer Assistance Program (MadCAP) assists lower-income customers with credits, or discounts, to their Municipal Services bill. Eligible households will receive either a $20 or $30 monthly bill credit or discount. Learn more.

Assistance with energy costs
Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program via Energy Services, Inc. (esiwi.com) can provide income-eligible households with energy assistance (one-time payment toward utilities) and other programs. Dane County residents can apply by calling 608‑333‑0333 or filling out the online form.

After approved for Energy Assistance, households can qualify for two free services:

  • Weatherization assistance via Project Home that provides air sealing and insulating attics, insulating exterior walls, reducing air leakage around windows and doors, repairing or replacing inefficient furnaces, and replacing inefficient refrigerators or freezers.
  • Furnace assistance helps qualifying renters facing no-heat situations. If you qualify for Energy Assistance and your furnace has stopped working, contact Energy Services Inc.
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