FY 2014/2015 Low-Income Energy Programs
Federal| Utility | Charitable


LIHEAP Contact
Public Inquiries: 2-1-1 (Idaho Careline)

LIHEAP Administering Agency Contacts

Weatherization Assistance Program
Local Administering Agency Contacts

LIHEAP FY 2015 Funding (including tribal awards)

LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
150% Federal Poverty Level

LIHEAP FY 2015 Benefit
Heating: $40 minimum, $667 maximum
Crisis: $750 maximum

LIHEAP Households Served (Estimate for FY 2013 Heating)
Heating: 45,000
Cooling: 1,000

LIHEAP Program Dates
Heating: October 1 - June 30
Crisis: Year-round


Low-Income Energy Efficiency

Avista Utilities
Avista Utilities customers with qualifying incomes can receive weatherization (insulation and air sealing) or heating system improvements through Avista Utilities and their local community action agency.
Lewiston 800-326-4843 ext. 231; Kootenai Co. 208-664-8757; Shoshone Co. 208-783-4901; Bonner Co. 208-255-2910; Latah 208-882-3535

Idaho Power
Idaho Power provides financial assistance to Idaho and Oregon Community Action Partnership (CAP) agencies to help cover the cost for weatherization of electrically heated homes of qualified customers.

Emergency Charitable Assistance

Please note these charitable funds are last resort emergency funds with limited resources and limited times of operation.

Avista Utilities
Project Share
Project Share is a community program supported by shareholders, customers and employees. The funds are forwarded to community action agencies, which work with each family. Grants are available to those in need without regard to their heating source. Contact your local community action agency.

Clearwater Power Company
Helping Hand Program
The Co-op created the Helping Hand Program to assist low and fixed income households and those with unexpected emergencies. Customer contribution are disbursed through Community Action Agencies.

Idaho Power Company
Project Share
Administered through the Salvation Army, Project Share is available year round to help those who cannot pay winter heating bills due to illness, disability, age, or unemployment.
Contact your local community action agency

Intermountain Gas Co.

Kootenai Electric Cooperative
Operation Roundup
Customer donations are placed in trust and administered by an independent Board of Directors. The funding is used to address crucial needs such as good, clothing, shelter, medical care, and education, but it is not limited to these categories.

Rocky Mountain Power
Lend a Hand
Rocky Mountain Power works with local non-profit agencies that help customers in need pay their electricity bills. Income-qualifying customers can receive free weatherization services, which may include insulation, refrigerator replacements, compact fluorescent light bulbs and measures that improve water heating efficiency.

Page last updated: January 21, 2015