Public Inquiries: 2-1-1 (Idaho Careline)
LIHEAP Administering Agency Contacts
LIHEAP FY 2016 Funding (including tribal awards)
$17,962,728 (Initial CR Release)
LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
150% Federal Poverty Level
LIHEAP FY 2016 Benefit
Heating: $50 minimum, $879 maximum
Crisis: $750 maximum
LIHEAP Households Served in FY 2014
Winter/Year-round Crisis: 2,332
Summer Crisis: 0
LIHEAP Program Dates
Heating: October 1 - June 30
Low-Income Energy Efficiency
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 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.
- Canyon, Gem, Payette, Boise, Washington, Valley, and Adams counties, call 208-459-0065
- Lemhi county, call 208-523-5466
- Ada, Elmore, and Owyhee counties, call 208-322-1242
- Blaine, Camas, Gooding, Lincoln, Jerome, Minidoka, Twin Falls, and Cassia counties, call 208-733-9354 or 1-800-627-1733
- Bingham, Power, Oneida, and Bannock counties, call 208-233-7348
Please note these charitable funds are last resort emergency funds with limited resources and limited times of operation.
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
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
- Project Warmth
Customer contributions are distributed by community agencies.
Idago Falls area 1-800-632-4813
Soda Springs area 208-547-4257
- Project Share
Assistance with temporary heating emergencies. Call a Project Share distribution center.
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.
- Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership (Idaho Falls area)
For general energy assistance questions, (208) 522-5391
For weatherization services, (208) 523-5466
- SouthEastern Idaho Community Action Agency (Pocatello area)
For general energy assistance questions, (208) 233-7348
For weatherization services, (208) 237-0991