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Energy Assistance

Energy Assistance

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Our Energy Assistance department offers multiple programs to assist individuals and families with utility and heating fuel bills when funding is available.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) assists income-eligible households with a benefit that is paid toward their heating bill. This includes, but is not limited to natural gas, electricity, wood, propane, and oil costs.  LIHEAP benefits are determined by the household’s total income, size and historical heating usage and do not require a heating emergency.

Households that have already received LIHEAP assistance but who are facing an energy emergency, such as a utility disconnection or being nearly out of heating fuel, may also be able to receive additional assistance from the Project Share, Helping Hand, or LIHEAP Crisis programs depending on funding availability and household eligibility.

A referral to another organization may also be made if CAP is unable to address a household's home energy needs.

In addition to assistance with energy bills, CAP's Energy Assistance department also provides conservation education to help households save money by taking steps to reduce their home energy usage.

Energy Assistance update for Idaho

March 22, 2017

We are currently out of the funding for the Federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in Idaho. If your household is facing disconnection or is nearly out of oil, propane, wood, or wood pellets, there may be additional assistance. Please contact your local office to see if funding is available.…

Energy assistance is available for Asotin County residents

March 22, 2017

Energy assistance is available to help qualifying households in Asotin County.  Take a look at our energy assistance page for more information about who qualifies and how to apply.…