About Heating Assistance

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps Idaho families pay utility bills and weatherize their homes, and provides energy conservation education.

LIHEAP is provided by Community Action Agencies, serving every county in Idaho.

Heating Assistance

There are two types of heating assistance available: seasonal and crisis.

Seasonal heating assistance

Families meeting certain eligibility requirements will receive one payment that will be applied to their heating bills. Funding for this program is limited and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Criteria:

  • Families must meet the income limits to receive LIHEAP benefits.
  • Families with children under the age of six, elderly or disabled members can apply for services beginning in October. All other families can begin applying for services in November.

Benefit amount is determined using factors including:

  • Household income
  • Where you live in the state
  • Who is in your family
  • What you pay for services

Crisis heating assistance

Families meeting certain eligibility requirements will receive one payment that will be applied to their utility bill to prevent loss of service or help to restore services. Our goal is to help qualifying families resolve their crisis within 48 hours. Funding is limited and available year-round on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 

Child in winter with mother
Community Action Agencies
Visit Community Action Agencies to learn more about the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program and to find an organization in your area.
mother and baby daughter in winter clothing in the snow
Heating Assistance Program
Download a flyer for the heating assistance program.

Weatherization Assistance Program

Weatherize home qualification

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) helps low-income individuals and families conserve energy, save money and increase the comfort of their