The Low Income Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded program that provides a one-time (per program year) benefit to assist with heating costs. LIHEAP helps eligible low-income families pay a portion of the costs for heating their homes in Idaho's winter months. Energy conservation education is also available.
The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) helps eligible low-income families conserve energy, save money, and improve living conditions by repairing or replacing heat sources (heaters, furnaces, etc.), installing insulation, weather stripping, and caulking around windows and doors.
More information about these programs is available on the Idaho Community Action Partnership website.
Because of an unforeseen family emergency or financial hardship, some people have difficulty paying their heating bills and may be eligible for assistance through one of the Heating Assistance Programs.
Project Share and Project Warmth are community programs that may be able to assist you. Also, if you live in the Treasure Valley, the Keep Kids Warm fund is available to assist with heating costs for low-income families with children. If you would like to make a one-time contribution or an automatic monthly pledge amount to any of these programs, please complete the Pledge Card and return it with your natural gas payment or mail to: P.O. Box 64; Boise, ID 83732.