Through the Department of Public Health and Human Services, the State of Montana offers two programs to assist low-income individuals with energy costs.
The Weatherization Program helps participants 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.
For eligible members, the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) will pay a portion of their winter energy bills. If a member has an electric heat source, MEC offers discounts to LIEAP recipients. You may apply for fuel assistance annually from October 1 through April 30.
Eligibility for weatherization and fuel assistance is based on a person’s income and assets. Additionally, applicants cannot exceed 150 percent of the federal poverty level. Homeowners and renters may apply for these programs.
Visit the Montana DPHHS website for more information or to apply.
Energy Share of Montana is a private nonprofit organization with a primary purpose of helping Montanans with energy emergencies.
Human Resource Council is a nonprofit organization that partners with community service organizations and public interest groups to focus available local, state, private and federal resources on the needs of the low-income community.
Action Inc. is a private nonprofit organization that provides low income energy assistance and emergency energy assistance to residents of Granite and Powell County.