2018-2019 Energy Assistance Information

The Energy season is from October 1 – June 30

Update:

Energy Assistance is still available until August 31, 2019 for Avista customers that have not received assistance since October 1, 2018.  Please call 509-685-6161 to request for an appointment.

Emergency Energy Assistance is also available for Avista customers who are past due or in danger of being shut off.  Please call 509-685-6000 for more information. 

New funding will be available October 1, 2019.  Information on how to apply for the 2019-2020 Energy season will be updated early September. 

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 October 1, 2018.

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).

NOTE:  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.