The State of Montana, through the Department of Public Health and Human Services, offers two programs aimed at helping low-income individuals reduce their heating costs.
The Weatherization Program helps participants to improve the heating efficiency of their homes and thus reduce their energy consumption. You may apply for weatherization assistance at any time during the year.
The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) pays part of winter energy bills for eligible people. If your heat source is electric, Missoula Electric Cooperative offers LIEAP recipients discounts on their bills. You may apply for fuel bill assistance from October 1 through April 30.
Eligibility for weatherization and fuel assistance is based on your income and assets. To be eligible, you must make no more than 150 percent of the federal poverty level. Both homeowners and renters may apply for these programs.
Visit the LIEAP section of the State of Montana’s website for more information. The site includes links to download and print an application and gives income guidelines and documentation information needed by applicant.
Energy Share of Montana is a private nonprofit organization. Their primary purpose is to help Montanans faced with energy emergencies meet their needs and move towards self-reliance.
For more information on the above programs you may also contact the Human Resource Council.
1801 S. Higgins
Missoula, MT 59801
Action Inc. is a private nonprofit organization. Action Inc. provides low income energy assistance and emergency energy assistance to residents of Granite and Powell County.