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Payette, ID 83661

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Energy Assistance

You or someone you know may be eligible for assistance with home heating bills.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) may be able to help keep you and your family warm and healthy.


WHAT IS LIHEAP?

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

LIHEAP is a federally funded program that helps low-income families with their home energy bills during the winter months. By doing so, you can reduce the risk of health and safety problems (such as illness, fire, or eviction). The federal government does not provide energy assistance directly to the public. Instead, LIHEAP is administered through non-profit and tribal organizations in the U.S.

Who is elegible to receive LIHEAP assistance?

The Western Idaho Community Action Partnership office in your community can help you determine if your household's income qualifies you for the program.

What is needed to determine elegibility?

  • Proof of income for the past 90 days
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Proof of address

Please call your local office or click here for more details.

WICAP wants to help you and your family, stay in a safe and warm home.

If you can't afford to pay your home energy bill, your home may not be safe, and you may be at risk of serious illness or injury.

Be safe in your home

You can face safety risks if you are unable to pay your home energy bill. Some people resort to unsafe methods to keep their homes warm. These include the use of fireplaces, stoves, improperly vented portable heaters, barbecue grills or overloading electrical circuits. These methods are not only fire hazards, but also create the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.