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Heating Assistance is available to make ends easier to meet

Neighborhood Programs

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

Project Share

 

People Helping People – The Salvation Army partners with community assistance agencies to distribute funds to low-income families.

 

Center Phone County
Salvation Army 208-343-5429 Ada
Salvation Army 208-232-5318 Bannock
SEICAA 208-785-1583 Bingham
Judicial Building 208-788-5566 Blaine/Hailey/Ketchum
SCCAP 208-678-3514 Cassia/Minidoka
Salvation Army 208-467-6586 Canyon (East)
Salvation Army 208-459-2011 Canyon (West)
Salvation Army 208-598-0933 Elmore/Owyhee
SICAA 208-785-1583 Fort Hall
WICAP 208-365-3116 Gem
Welfare Director 208-934-5479 Gooding
SCCAP 208-627-1733 Jerome
Lincoln County Courthouse 208-886-7641 Lincoln
WICAP 208-642-4436 Payette
Power County Clerk 208-226-7611 Power
Salvation Army 208-733-8720 Twin Falls
WICAP 208-549-2066 Washington & Adams

Project Warmth

 

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:
Caribou 208-547-4257 Closed Fridays
Bear Lake 208-847-1462 Closed Fridays
Bannock 208-232-1114 Closed Fridays

Keep Kids Warm

 

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:
Boise ELADA 208-322-1242
Boise ELADA 208-345-2820
Nampa/Caldwell WICAP 208-454-0675
Emmett WICAP 208-365-3116
Homedale ELADA 208-337-4812
Mountain Home ELADA 208-587-8407
Payette WICAP 208-642-4436
Weiser WICAP 208-549-2066

Contributions to Project Share, Project Warmth and Keep Kids Warm are always accepted and appreciated.

 All proceeds benefit low-income households.