Community Leaders Secure $1.4M (and counting) in Funding for Weatherization and Repair Programs Across the Shore.


Utility bills are one of the highest expenses for low and moderate income (LMI) families, with over 10% of monthly household income spent on electricity alone!  
Eleventh House has facilitated the flow of over $1.4M in funding to the Eastern Shore to help LMI homeowners improve energy efficiency and lower their monthly utility bills.  It is estimated that for every $1 spent on weatherization, $1.80 is saved on utility costs therefore we estimate that $2.7 Million dollars will be saved as a result of these programs.  
The PowerUp Program - a partnership between Habitat for Humanity Choptank and Easton Utilities Commission to weatherize and repair homes in Talbot and Dorchester counties.   
The Chop-A-Watt Program - an initiative by Choptank Electric and numerous community partners to weatherize and repair homes in all nine counties of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.    

Eleventh House's Contribution:

  • Identified need
  • Found grant funding
  • Recruited community partners
  • Wrote, won, and administered grant
  • Solicited and qualified applicants
  • Produced verbiage and materials for marketing campaign
  • Managed contractors 
  • Maintained communication with applicants throughout the process
  • Acted as Project Manager
  • Completed grant paperwork including billing
  • Post-grant assessment of impact