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Idaho Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Benefits

Program Description

The mission of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is to assist low income households, particularly those with the lowest incomes that pay a high proportion of household income for home energy, in meeting their immediate home energy needs.

LIHEAP provides funding to help low income households make home heating more affordable, avoid disconnection of utility services during the winter, and maintain a warm, safe, and healthy environment for households with young children, the elderly, and the disabled.

LIHEAP provides a one-time utility payment on behalf of qualified households. Forms of assistance available include: financial assistance towards a household's heating energy bill and emergency assistance if a household's home energy service is shut off or about to be shut off. Currently the program is available November 1 through March 31, depending on funding availability. Crisis Funding may be available outside of this time period.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Idaho and you must need financial assistance for home energy costs.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $17,655
2 $23,895
3 $30,135
4 $36,375
5 $42,615
6 $48,855
7 $55,095
8 $61,335
A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or certain needs-tested Veterans benefits may be automatically eligible.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

In order to apply for LIHEAP, applicants can access a LIHEAP application, complete it and return to their local Direct Service Provider agency or call their Direct Service Provider agency for an appointment to apply.

The listing of Direct Service Providers in Idaho is:

COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP - CAP
Email: l.stoddard@cap4action.org
Serving: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce, and Shoshone Counties

WESTERN IDAHO COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP - (WICAP)
Email: Info@wicaphs.com
Served: Adams, Boise, Canyon, Gem, Payette, Valley, and Washington Counties

EL-ADA COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP - (EL-ADA)
Email: jeromeanderson@eladacap.org
Serving: Ada, Elmore, and Owyhee Counties

SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP - (SCCAP)
Email: info@sccap-id.org
Serving: Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Twin Falls, Lincoln and Minidoka Counties

EASTERN IDAHO COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP - (EICAP)
Email: rspain@eicap.org
Serving: Bonneville, Butte, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison and Teton Counties

SOUTHEASTERN IDAHO COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY - (SEICAA)
Email: seicaa@seicaa.org
Serving: Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, and Power Counties

Program Contact Information

For additional questions, please contact Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho at 208-375-7382, ext. 15.