Energy Assistance

BMAC Energy Assistance Programs help low-income households maintain power and heating, especially during the winter. Various programs can help households with energy bills, depending on the energy sources in the home.

Emergency energy assistance is also sometimes available through Helpline or the Salvation Army. Please reach us with questions by phone, 509-529-4980 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


June 6th, 2018

We currently have FEMA dollars available for those who need help with their gas, water or electric past due bills.

  • Help to pay overdue water, electric or gas bills
  • Must be a resident of Walla Walla County
  • Households may receive help with different utilities within the timeframe of the program
  • Households qualify even if they received assistance through LIHEAP already this calendar year

Please call us to see if your household qualifies today, 509-529-4980.


BMAC ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS:


Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)

Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)**
  • Help to pay current heating bills
  • All heating sources
  • Currently making appointments for energy assistance 
  • Appointments are limited
  • LIHEAP policies state that you may only be assisted one time per contract year
  • CALL TO INQUIRE: 509-529-4980

    Income Guidelines: 125% Poverty Level
    Household Size Monthly Income
    1 $1,256
    2 $1,691
    3 $2,128
    4 $2,563
    5 $2,998

     


    **LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) is a federally funded block grant, administrated by the Washington Department of Commerce through local agencies like Blue Mountain Action Council, which provides money to help low income households make home heating more affordable, avoid shutoff of utility services during the winter, and maintain a warm, safe, and healthy environment for households with young children, the elderly, and the disabled. Registration for help begins in November with a random drawing for appointments.

    Remember, not every household that registers will receive an appointment for assistance; appointments are assigned by random selection.


    Cascade Natural Gas

    WEAF and Winter Help Programs
    • A Cascade Natural Gas program for gas-heated homes
    • Assistance is given on a case-by-case basis, depending on availability of funds
    • CALL TO INQUIRE: 509-529-4980

    Income Guidelines: 150% Poverty Level
     Household Size Monthly Income
    1 $1,485
    2 $2,002
    3 $2,520
    4 $3,038
    5 $3,556

     



    Pacific Power


    LIBA PROGRAM (Pacific Power & Light)
    • This bill discount program helps lower future Pacific Power & Light bills
    • Discounts will be applied November 1st thru September 30th of the following year
    • Bills are discounted after 600 kwhs are used each month.
    • CALL NOW FOR AN APPOINTMENT: 509-529-4980

    Income Guidelines: 150% Poverty Level
     Household Size Monthly Income
    1 $1,485
    2 $2,002
    3 $2,520
    4 $3,038
    5 $3,556

     

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    UTILITY DISCOUNT PROGRAM         
    • A discount provided by the City of Walla Walla and College Place
    • For low Income Seniors (65+) and/or disabled water customers
    • CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT: 509-529-4980

LiHeap

LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) is a federally funded block grant, administrated by the Washington Department of Commerce through local agencies like Blue Mountain Action Council, which provides money to help low income households make home heating more affordable, avoid shutoff of utility services during the winter, and maintain a warm, safe, and healthy environment for households with young children, the elderly, and the disabled. Registration for help begins in November with a random drawing for appointments.

Registration for the LIHEAP Program has ended for this year; those seeking assistance after November 22nd will be placed on a waiting list. Call the office (529-4980) to be added to the list.

Remember, not every household that registers will receive an appointment for assistance; appointments are assigned by random selection.


Low Income Bill Assistance Program

September 8, 2014 - call for an appointment for the Pacific Power discount program. Our office hours are 8:30 to 5:00, Monday through Thursday and 8:30 to 4:00 on Friday.


Emergency energy assistance is potentially available through Helpline or the Salvation Army. If you have any questions, call 529-4980 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">.

BMAC has funds available for low income Cascade Natural Gas customers; call 529-4980 to set up an appointment.

Other Utility Discounts

College Place and Walla Walla have discount programs for low income seniors or disabled persons to help with water and sewage bills. You can call 529-4980 for more information.

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