2022-2023 Energy Assistance Information

The Energy season is from October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023

The next opportunity to apply will be Monday, October 3, 2022.

There are two ways to apply for Energy Assistance

Stevens, Ferry, Pend Oreille, & Lincoln Counties Only

This program only provides service for people in Stevens, Ferry, Pend Oreille, and Lincoln Counties. If you need services in other counties please use the button below to find assistance in your area.

How to Apply On-line

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


Dates to Apply Online:

Monday, October 3, 2022 at 5pm

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 11am

Monday, May 1, 2023 at 11 am

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 a few minutes before the time listed above.

If the entry form is not available at the time listed above, please refresh the page. It can sometimes take a few minutes, depending on the volume of applications we are receiving.

If you do not make it on the list, try the next time, or until you do.

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:

Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 5pm

Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 11am

Saturday, July 1, 2023 at 11am

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

If you do not make it on the list, try the next time, or until you do.

What happens after you've applied?

An Energy Specialist will call you for your energy appointment Monday thru Friday between 9am and 3pm. Depending on the volume of applicants, it could be up to 60 days after leaving your contact info before we contact you for an appointment.

If the Energy Specialist is not able to reach you by phone, they will contact you by mail.

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.

YOU MUST CONTINUE TO PAY YOUR ENERGY BILLS. APPLYING DOES NOT GUARANTEE ELIGIBILITY OR ASSISTANCE.