Citizens throughout or nation's communities are struggling with their energy bills yet they are often eligible for Energy assistance or could improve their consumption by taking minor measures. Only a small percentage of qualifying homes take advantage of the available energy assistance and few have the knowledge of the steps that need to be taken to reduce consumption. The Energy Corps will asses communities that are in need and determine how the situations can be improved and seek host organizations in these communities.
Placement communities will be identified based on specific community energy needs and collaborations with partner groups to determine how an Energy Corps member can be most beneficial in a particular community. The Energy Corp program targets communities with geographic diversity that have energy assistance needs but lack organization at a community level.