The Low-Income Weatherization Program's (LIWP) Farmworker Housing Component focuses on the direct installation of energy efficiency measures and solar PV systems for farmworker households.
CSD released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Farmworker Housing Component on April 8, 2022. To view the RFP and Program Guidelines visit Contracting Opportunities.
Services under the Farmworker Housing Component will resume following the conclusion of the RFP. La Cooperativa de Campesina de California was selected as the LIWP Farmworker Housing Administrator in May 2022.
The LIWP Farmworker Housing Component provides no-cost rooftop solar
photovoltaic (PV) systems and energy efficiency upgrades to low-income
farmworker households to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower energy costs
for participants. The Farmworker Housing Component is part of CSD's Low-Income Weatherization Program (LIWP) and is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by saving energy and generating clean renewable energy.
Farmworkers are one of the most vulnerable populations in the state because of seasonal employment and low wages. Farmworker families pay a larger share of their annual income on home energy, and often cut back on other critical needs to pay their energy bills. The LIWP Farmworker Housing Component increases the energy efficiency of homes owned or rented by farmworker families, reduces energy bills, provides access to solar energy, and provides health and safety improvements to homes. All services are made available at no cost to eligible low-income farmworker households. LIWP, part of California Climate Investments, is an energy efficiency and renewable energy generation program administered by CSD that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and provides important co-benefits to households and communities including energy cost savings and job creation and training opportunities.
The Farmworker Housing Component has been adminstered by La Cooperativa Campesina de California. La Cooperativa, a nonprofit corporation, was established in 1995 with the mission to improve the lives of California's farmworkers, their families, and rural communities through advocacy and service. La Cooperativa and a team of partner organizations that included MAROMA Energy Services and Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Agencies led efforts across twelve counties with the highest farmworker populations to enroll eligible farmworker households and install energy saving and solar measures in single-family dwellings and buildings of 2-4 units.
These energy efficiency measures include:
Central Heating and Cooling System Upgrades
Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Freezers
Water Heater Replacement
Rooftop Solar PV Systems
Services under the Farmworker Housing Component are delivered by La Cooperativa Campesina de California and MAROMA Energy Services in partnership with a network of local contractors. For more information call: (833) FOR-LIWP or (833) 367-5497. Customer Solutions Representatives are available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday to assist applicants in English and Spanish. Translation services are available for other languages as well.
1) Enrollment and Assessment
To be eligible, at least one household member must be an agricultural employee and the household must meet the program’s income guidelines. After qualification, your home will be evaluated to determine what energy efficiency services are right for your household.
2) Delivery of Services
A LIWP approved contractor will deliver and install new energy efficient appliances, such as a new air conditioner, furnace, ceiling fans, refrigerator and other services, such as weatherization, to make your home more energy efficient.
3) Quality Control Inspection
An inspector will visit your home to ensure the work performed by the contractor meets all quality standards and all new appliances are working properly.
LIWP Farmworker Housing Component Flyer (English)
LIWP Farmworker Housing Component Flyer (Espanol)
About California Climate Investments
California Climate Investments is a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment—particularly in disadvantaged communities, low-income communities, and for low-income households. For information, visit http://www.caclimateinvestments.ca.gov.