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Is your home in need of more basic repairs? Some hurdles to full energy efficiency upgrades include knob and tube wiring, asbestos or vermiculite issues or need for basic renovations to stairs, attic access and the like. There are programs that can help.

» Barrier Mitigation Grants

The MA Department of Energy Resources (DOER) is funding grants for income qualified customers of Mass Save who have barriers to completing weatherization or heating upgrades.

  • Grants are available to help cover the cost of remediation of knob & tube wiring, asbestos, or vermiculite
  • Customers must move forward with Mass Save approved insulation or equipment upgrades to receive grants
  • Complete the easy, no-cost income verification by calling 866-537-7267, Option 1, or online at

» More information on MassSave site (scroll down)

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Offering help to homeowners, renters, landlords, prospective buyers and those facing homelessness. Covers resources on many issues from health & safety and accessibility to energy efficiency and environmental upgrades.

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