The Energy Assistance Program provides one-time per heating season assistance in paying the heat bill for eligible households.
- Helps with all heat fuel types (oil, natural gas, wood, propane, electric).
- Provides grants ranging from $25-$1000 (depending on income, household size, type of housing, and heat bill)
- Provides some heating system repairs for applicant owners
There are three Energy Assistance Program components:
- The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) usually opens around November 15th (depending on the availability of funding) and closes when funds are spent, usually around April 1st. This component helps with All fuel types and has a maximum benefit of $1,000.
- The Puget Sound Energy HELP program is usually open from October 1st to September 15th and has a maximum benefit of $1,000.
- The Cascade Natural Gas WEAF program is usually open from October 1st to September 15th and has a maximum benefit of $500.
For all three program components, it is not necessary to have a past due balance or be shut-off to get help.
- If your utilities are shut off, you have received a disconnect notice, or you are out of fuel, you MUST come to our offices when the above program components are open. We are located in the Lower Level of the Robert Drewel (East Admin) Building at 3000 Rockefeller Ave in downtown Everett (across from the Snohomish County Corrections Building - see Snohomish County Government Campus Map).
- Crisis assistance is provided between 8:00am and 10:30am or between 1:00pm and 2:30pm Monday through Friday (except for legal holidays). It is provided on a space available basis only.
Please call our Energy Line at 425.388.3880 for current program information and updates.
The Energy Line menu offers information on program hours, what documents to bring to your appointments, and driving directions.
New for the 2013-2014 heating season: Those who received a grant last year may not need to come to our office to receive a grant this year. To determine if you qualify for mail-in service or if you must come in to our office, please call the Energy Line between 9:00am and 12:00pm or between 1:00pm and 4:00pm Monday through Friday (reopens one hour later, 2:00pm, on Wednesdays). Due to confidentiality concerns, e-mail applications are not accepted.
For program information, please call the Energy Line:
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