Community Action's Energy Assistance Programs help low-income households maintain power and heating, especially during the winter. Various programs can help households with energy bills, depending on the energy sources in the home.
LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program):
Income requirements: 125% or less of the federal poverty level
Proof of address (address on heating bill, rental agreement or rent receipt),
Social security cards for anyone in the household who has a card or other verification of legal immigration status, (Permanent resident card, US Passport, Refugee application, etc.)
Printout of the heat cost for the past year at the address where you live at the time you are applying for the Energy Assistance Program.
APPLICATION WILL BE COMPLETED AND SIGNED IN THE OFFICE WITH STAFF WHEN YOU BRING THIS DOCUMENTATION
**LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) is a federally funded block grant, administrated by the Washington Department of Commerce through local agencies like Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council, which provides money to help low income households make home heating more affordable, avoid shutoff of utility services during the winter, and maintain a warm, safe, and healthy environment for households with young children, the elderly, and the disabled. Registration for help begins October 1st. Please contact us to schedule an appointment.
Energy Assistance: Senior or Disabled Discount
Income and Age requirements: For the senior discount, must be age 62 or over and earn less than $30,000 a year combined income for everyone in household. Apply for Senior Discount here.
Provides emergency rental assistance. Must have an eviction notice. A very small amount of money is available. Must have proof of current income source.
Energy Donation Programs:
Income Requirements: 125% or less of poverty level.*
Eligibility requirements: Proof of Address & Social Security Card
We can also help with a portion of your first month rent or deposit - Not Both.
We can also help with a portion of your eviction.
We currently have 3 programs, Winter Help, Helping Hands & Neighbor to Neighbor. These programs are donation programs through Cascade Natural Gas, Chelan County PUD & Douglas County PUD. They are to help with disconnects and shut offs. Be sure to let us know which agency you are a customer of if you are applying for help through these programs.