2019-2020 Energy Assistance Information

The Energy season is from October 1 – Sept 30

The first opportunity to apply will be November 1, 2019

There are now two ways to apply for Energy Assistance

How to Apply On-line

You, a family member, or friend can access the online application using the button below.

Dates to Apply Online:

Friday, November 1, 2019 at 12pm (noon)

Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 12pm

Friday, May 1, 2020 at 12pm

The on-line application will close when all appointment slots are full for the month. Appointments fill up extremely fast. You should plan to be online at the time listed above.

How to Apply by Phone

You, a family member, or friend will need to call 509-685-6161 or toll free at 866-260-2729.

Leave a message with your name, mailing address, and a working phone number. 

Speak slowly and clearly, and spell the first and last name.

Please note: This is a message line only. No one will be answering this line.

Dates to Apply by Phone:

Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 11am

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 6pm

Monday, June 1, 2020 at 6pm

The phone message line will close when all appointment slots are full for the month.

What happens after you've applied?

An Energy Specialist will call you for your energy appointment Monday thru Friday between 9:00 am – 3:00 pm beginning November 1, 2019.

If the Energy Specialist is not able to reach you by phone, they will mail a letter with an appointment date and time in an effort to serve you.

Energy Assistance Information

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded program. The purpose is to assist qualified, low-income households with a one-time per season subsidy to help in meeting the home heating needs regardless of the heat source (wood, natural gas, electric, propane, oil, or pellets).

The program is to supplement, NOT to pay all of your winter heating costs.