Idaho Power heating bill assistance
There are two primary assistance programs offered to Idaho Power to help people pay their heating bills. They include those mentioned below.
Project Share - Idaho Power. This program helps those low income individuals and families who are unable to pay home heating or energy bills. The program can help people with all different types of bills, including natural gas, electric, heating, propane, oil, fuel oil or firewood. the program can help people who are struggling for reasons including unemployment, due to illness, disability, age, reduction in income, or a medical emergency.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) - This is a federal government funded program that is available for qualified households, including low income, seniors, and the disabled. The heating bill assistance program provides a one-time cash grant/benefit to qualified families. The funding can be accessed at most once per program year, and it is intended to assist with heating bills and costs in the cold Idaho winter. Eligibility for the federal government LIHEAP program is based on a number of factors including total household income and size.
Weatherization assistance. Idaho Power also participates in this program provides financial assistance to Idaho and Oregon Community Action Partnership (CAP) agencies. Weatherization will help people reduce their home heating bills by enhancing the home to help the homeowner conserve energy. The program will help cover the cost for weatherization expenses of electrically heated homes of qualified low income customers.
To learn about these Idaho Power programs, or other options that may be available, call a customer service representative at 1-800-926-2588.