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.
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.