Energy Assistance Program
The utility moratorium on disconnections for all electric/natural gas/water has ended. Please be sure to contact your utility provider for payment arrangements to avoid disconnection of service. If you have a disconnection notice for water, sewer, electric, or gas utility, please contact our office in your area for a potential crisis appointment. If you are a renter, there may be utility help available through rental assistance. NOTE: Appointments are limited.
Island/Whatcom: All early scheduling for seniors aged 60 or older and households receiving federal disability benefits has ended. If you missed out, you can still schedule an appointment during our general scheduling.
General scheduling will open Saturday, November 6th from 9am-2pm and continue during regular phone line hours starting November 8th until the current batch of appointments are filled. We will have multiple opportunities to schedule in the coming months so please check back. See sidebar for phone number for your office.
A limited number of crisis appointments for those facing disconnection from their utility provider or without propane/heating oil (less than 10%) or less than 7 day supply of wood may be available depending on scheduling availability for the current week. Crisis appointments become available on Mondays at 9am until filled for the current week.
Whatcom County Only: Online scheduling will resume Saturday, November 6th and remain open until those appointments have been filled. Appointments scheduled online are filled first available. If you need flexibility, please call to schedule your appointment. See sidebar for link to online scheduling.
*If you are hearing- or speech-impaired, please contact us via email@example.com or send us a letter addressing your special accommodation and appointment preferences to: Energy Lead, PO Box 2369, Bellingham, WA 98228-2369.
San Juan: LIHEAP is currently available for the Fall 2021 season. Please contact your nearest resource center for more information.
For a detailed update for programs available in our tri-county area, view Energy Scheduling Updates & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
The Opportunity Council offers bill assistance to eligible households for their home heating and energy bills. Households must be income eligible to receive assistance. Depending on the time of year, we may help with the electricity, natural gas, propane, heating oil, and wood bills.