Are you worried about your heating costs? The HopeSource Energy Assistance Program could potentially help.
The Energy Assistance Program helps individuals pay their heating bills, whether it’s electricity, gas, oil, propane, wood or wood pellets. Eligible participants can receive benefits ranging from $100 to $1,000.
To request assistance and see if funding is currently available, please click the button below
The Energy Assistance Program year is from October to September. Availability of assistance is determined by available funds and the date of application.
Eligibility for the program is based on funding and household income. Please see the chart below for income limits based on household size. What determines "Net Monthly Income" is determined by program policies. If you have questions about income eligibility, please call the HopeSource office (509.925.1448) and ask to speak with the Energy Assistance Department.
We encourage everyone applying for energy assistance to take advantage of the educational opportunities available through HopeSource. Click here to learn more.
NOTE: Due to Covid-19, energy appointments primarily will be conducted online and over the telephone. Once you have applied for Energy Assistance, you will receive a yellow Energy Assistance postcard detailing how to proceed with your application. Don’t worry if your postcard doesn’t come right away. Due to the high volume of requests, it may be several days and up to 3 months before you receive the postcard requesting the documents above. Please note that failure to provide the requested documentation within 7 days of receiving your yellow Energy Assistance postcard in the mail may result in the termination of your application and the need to reapply. Visit our FAQ pagefor more information.
NOTE: Failure to provide required documentation will result in the termination of your appointment. Visit our FAQ's page for more information. Due to the high volume of requests and uncertain funding, it may be more than 2 to 3 months before you receive an appointment.
The Conservation Education Program provides clients with energy-saving measures that can be done in the home. See the Conservation Services page for a better understanding of what you can do to save energy in your home.