FY 2015/2016 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 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
Heating: 47,701
Cooling: 0
Winter/Year-round Crisis: 2,332
Summer Crisis: 0

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

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: November 9, 2015