Communities Served:

All Households:

  • Angoon
  • Craig
  • Hoonah
  • Hydaburg
  • Kake
  • Klawock
  • Klukwan

Tribal Citizen Households Only:

  • Douglas
  • Haines
  • Juneau
  • Kasaan
  • Ketchikan
  • Pelican
  • Petersburg
  • Saxman
  • Skagway
  • Tenakee
  • Wrangell
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded program that helps low income households with their home energy bills.

The program provides a one-time benefit to eligible households to assist with home energy heating costs. The amount of the benefit is determined by household income, household size, fuel type, and geographic location.

Program Features:

    • Assistance is applied directly to heating or electric bills.
    • The amount of the benefit is determined by household income, household size, fuel type, and geographic location.
    • Applications for heating assistance are accepted November 1 through May 15 of each year. 
    • Applications from those who are legally disabled or age 60 or older, will be processed beginning November 1. All other applications will be processed December 1.
    • Depending on the community, applicants who are not enrolled tribal citizens must apply directly through the state. (See list below.)

Qualifications:

    • Have an annual household income that is 150% or below the Federal poverty level.

Preference Considerations:

    • ​​Living in a Southeast Alaska community
    • ​​​Handicap or disability
    • Displacement by natural disaster, domestic violence, or family reunification.
    • Homelessness or substandard housing
    • Terminal illness
    • Working family, disabled, and elderly
    • U.S. Military Veteran

FAQ’s

When can I apply?

Applications for Heating Assistance are accepted November 1 through May 15th of each year. If you are legally disabled or age 60 or older, we will accept your application November 1st. All other applications will begin processing on December 1st.

How do I know if I will receive Heating Assistance from a tribal organization?

For a list of communities served by tribal organizations go to the State HAP Website HERE or contact your local tribal organization or the Heating Assistance office. It can delay your benefits if you apply with the wrong organization.