Programs  &  Assistance

The City of Altamont has several opportunities for home and business development and rehabilitation.
If you have any questions or would like to apply please contact us for assistance.
 


LIEAP
The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is a Federally-funded program that helps eligible households pay a portion of their home energy costs by providing a one-time per year benefit.

The 2021 LIEAP application period is from Monday, January 4, 2021, through Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Applications must be received prior to 5:00 PM, March 31, 2021.

Additional information may be obtained by calling 1-800-432-0043.

PRINTABLE LIEAP APPLICATION DOWNLOAD

ONLINE APPLICATION LINK

For more information follow the link below:
LIEAP INFORMATION LINK


KANSAS WEATHERIZATION
The Kansas Weatherization Program improves heating and cooling efficiency and energy savings by ensuring your home holds heat and air conditions while keeping hot and cold air out.  At no charge to the client, income-eligible families receive a comprehensive home energy audit which is an assessment of the entire home. Out certified energy auditor will search the entire home, inside and out, looking for inefficiencies and safety concerns using advanced equipment and techniques. The energy audit will identify a customized account of areas for cost-effective improvements. The improvements will be provided free of charge by our network of professional crews and contractors.

The Weatherization Program Services Include:
  • weatherstripping
  • caulking, around doors and windows
  • cleaning, testing, repairs or replacement of appliances, heating and/or cooling systems
  • adding insulation to walls, ceilings, and foundations
  • infiltration reduction
  • lighting and ventilation upgrades
Click here for the Weatherization Application.

USDA LOW-INCOME HOME REPAIR
USDA Rural Development provides loans to eligible very-low-income homeowners to
repair, improve, or modernize their homes or provides grants to elderly very-low-income
homeowners to remove health and safety hazards.

USDA services and improvements may include:
  • Installation or repair of sanitary water and waste disposal systems.
  • Insulation, storm windows, and storm doors.
  • Furnace replacement.
  • Electrical wiring.
  • Roof replacement.
  • Replacement of severely deteriorated siding.
  • Repair of structural supports.
  • Repair or remodel houses to make them accessible and usable
    for handicapped and disabled persons.
  • Additions to dwellings, when necessary, to remove health hazards.
  • Storm Shelters
  • Lead Base Paint Inspection and Clearance Exams.
  • Foundation Repairs
Click here for the USDA Application.

NEW HOME INCENTIVE
This program offers an incentive for new home builders inside the City of Altamont. This incentive includes:
  • Connection fees for utilities will be waived.
  • Waiver of Fee for city building permits
  • $2,500 dollar start-up incentive to be used towards but not limited to the following: culverts, rock/gravel, meter sets, tap fees, etc.
  • $250 utility credit for City-provided utilities upon completion
  • Free lot selection from City of Altamont Land Bank (if lot(s) are available.)
Click here for the New Home Incentive Application and Policy

NEW BUSINESS INCENTIVE
This program offers an incentive for new businesses that are creating jobs or investing into a building. This incentive includes:
  • Connection fees for utilities will be waived.
  • Waiver of Fee for city building permits
  • $1,000 dollar start-up incentive to be used towards but not limited to the following: culverts, rock/gravel, meter sets, tap fees,
  • After the business reaches the milestone of a one year anniversary, $250.00 of credit will be given to the business in the form of future City-provided utilities.
  • On the third anniversary, the business will be given an additional $250.00 of credit for future City-provided utilities,
Click here for the New Business Incentive Application and Policy

LAND BANK
What is a Land Bank?
The Land Bank is a listing of properties the city has accrued and made available for purchase to residents and businesses. The goal of the Land Bank is to convert vacant, abandoned, and tax-delinquent properties into productive use. For more information, here is the full Land Bank Policy.

What can I use the lot(s) for?
Land Bank properties can be used for yard extensions, new home construction, new business construction, and industrial development. 
 
Can I donate land to the City Land Bank?
Absolutely. If you are interested in donating land to the City of Altamont Land Bank please contact us. 

How can I purchase land from the Land Bank?
The City of Altamont Land Bank was started in August 2020. We have a very limited number of lots as we are just starting. However, if you are interested in purchasing any lots from the City of Altamont an application is required.
Click here for the Land Bank Application.