Once in awhile, we all need a helping hand. LIHEAP helps low-income families pay their heating bills.

What is Energy Assistance or LIHEAP?

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is a federally funded program for qualified households that provides a one-time benefit (per program year) to assist with heating costs. Do you have friends, relatives or neighbors who may qualify for this program? If so, please tell them to read this helpful information.

Essential Energy Assistance Facts

  1. Applications may only be submitted to Community Action Agencies and are accepted from Nov. 1 through Jan. 31.
  2. The financial eligibility requirement is at or below 150 percent of federal poverty guidelines (see chart below).
  3. Both homeowner and renter households are eligible.
  4. There is a one-time benefit per year.
  5. Participants must re-apply each year.


You must contact your local Community Action Agency to apply for energy assistance.


For an appointment or more information, please call:

  • Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership

Idaho Falls, Rexburg, St. Anthony, Rigby, Roberts:

208-522-5391 or 1-800-632-4813

  • El-Ada Community Action Partnership

Boise – 701 E. 44th St. #2: 208-322-1242

Boise – 2250 S Vista Ave.: 208-345-2820

Mountain Home (Elmore): 208-587-8407

Homedale (Owyhee): 208-337-4812

  • Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency

(Closed Fridays)

Pocatello Areas, Lava Hot Springs: 208-232-1114

Blackfoot: 208-785-1583

Soda Springs, Grace, Bancroft: 208-547-4257

Montpelier: 208-847-1462

American Falls: 208-226-7330

  • South Central Community Action Partnership

(Closed Fridays)

Twin Falls, Jerome: 208-736-0676 of 1-800-627-1733

Rupert, Burley: 208-678-3514

Gooding: 208-934-5150

  • Western Idaho Community Action Partnership

Nampa, Caldwell: 208-454-0675

Payette: 208-642-4436

Emmett: 208-365-3116

Weiser: 208-549-2066

For more information on low income energy assistance, visit the Idaho Community Action Partnership website: www.idahocommunityaction.org.

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