Whatcom & Island Counties:
*Both Whatcom and Island counties are currently scheduling energy intake appointments for Summer 2021. Please call to be screened for eligibility.
We are currently scheduling for appointments for the October 2020 through September 2021 season. Please see our notice above for specifics based on the county you live in. As all scheduled appointments will be by phone, we will need a VALID, working phone number to reach you for your scheduled appointment.
We will have multiple scheduling opportunities throughout the year so keep checking back for updates.
We may have a very limited number of crisis appointments available on a weekly basis starting on Mondays. To qualify for a crisis, you must be without primary heat (less than 10% propane/oil, or less than 7-day supply of wood), have a high past due on electric or gas, or if your primary heat system is broken (homeowners only). Once we fill crisis for the week, more will be available the following Monday.
Energy Assistance is not just a winter program but year-round. It is an income-eligible program–you do not have to be behind on your utility bill to receive assistance.
San Juan County:
LIHEAP IS NOW OPEN.
LIHEAP is offered through your local community & family resource centers on Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan Islands. To apply for LIHEAP or other programs that may be available, please contact them directly.
NOTE: Income guidelines have increased so if you were denied previously due to income, please inquire this year to see if you may be eligible.