Because of an unforeseen family emergency or financial hardship, some people have difficulty paying their heating bills and may be eligible for heating assistance through one of these programs.
LIHEAP Applications are taken Nov. 1 – Jan. 31 at Community Action Agencies
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is designed to assist eligible low-income households pay for winter energy services. LIHEAP provides a one-time benefit to be used for energy bills. The amount of payment is determined by income, household size, fuel type and geographic location. LIHEAP is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Local agencies offer three types of energy assistance: LIHEAP (one-time payment); Emergency Heating Assistance; Weatherization Assistance Program. Eligibility is determined by the current year’s poverty guidelines.
- Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership 208-522-5391 – Idaho Falls, Rexburg, St. Anthony, Rigby, Roberts.
- Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency 208-232-1114 – Pocatello, Blackfoot, Soda Springs, Montpelier, American Falls. Closed on Fridays.
- South Central Community Action Partnership 208-736-0676 – Twin Falls, Rupert, Burley, Jerome, Hailey, Ketchum. Closed on Fridays.
- El-Ada Community Action Partnership 208-322-1242 – Boise, Mountain Home, Homedale
- Western Idaho Community Action Partnership 208-454-0675 – Caldwell, Nampa, Emmett, Payette, Weiser.
|Other Assistance Programs|
|Shoshone Bannock Tribes Consumer Services Program||P. O. Box 306, Fort Hall, ID 83203 – 208-478-3709|
|St. Vincent De Paul||Helpline – 208-331-2208|
|Idaho Care Line 2-1-1||Provides information and referrals to health, human and social service organizations. For additional resources or assistance call 211 or 1-800-926-2588|
People Helping People – The Salvation Army partners with community assistance agencies to distribute funds to low-income families.
|Salvation Army||208-467-6586||Canyon (East)|
|Salvation Army||208-459-2011||Canyon (West)|
|Lincoln County Courthouse||208-886-7641||Lincoln|
|Power County Clerk||208-226-7611||Power|
|Salvation Army||208-733-8720||Twin Falls|
|WICAP||208-549-2066||Washington & Adams|
Neighbors Helping Neighbors – Neighbors showing that they care and rallying together to offer interim help with cold-weather heating bills.
|Idaho Falls Area||Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership (EICAP) covers the following counties:|
|Bonneville, Jefferson, Butte, Lemhi, Clark, Madison, Custer, Teton, Freemont||208-522-5391 – Local
1-800-632-4813 – Toll Free
|Soda Springs/Pocatello Areas||Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICAA) covers the following counties:|
|Bear Lake||208-847-1462||Closed Fridays|
Working Together to Keep Kids Warm – Intermountain Gas and KIZN 92.3 Radio have partnered to promote the Keep Kids Warm heating assistance fund for low-income families with children in the Treasure Valley Area.
|Treasure Valley Area||Funds are distributed by the following Community Action Partnership Agencies:|
Contributions to Project Share, Project Warmth and Keep Kids Warm are always accepted and appreciated.
All proceeds benefit low-income households.