Energy Assistance Program

Are you worried about your heating costs? The HopeSource Energy Assistance Program can potentially help.

The HopeSource Energy Assistance Program can provide help paying for a variety of different heating costs such as electric, gas, oil, propane, wood, and wood pellets. Eligible participants can receive benefits ranging from $25 to $1,000.

The Energy Assistance Program typically operates from early October or November and continues until April or September, depending on available funds and your utility provider.

Eligibility for the program is based on available funding and your household income. Please see the chart below for income limits based on the number of people in the household. What equals "Net Income" is determined by program policies. If you have questions as to whether or not your household is income eligible, please call the HopeSource office (509.925.1448) and ask to talk to someone in the Energy Assistance Department.

The Energy Assistance program includes an educational component that is separate from your appointment. When you sign up for an appointment for energy assistance you will be given the opportunity to indicate what workshop you would prefer to take. The workshops are designed to help people learn new tips and share ideas on a variety of different topics from managing your money to saving energy.

2017-2018 Program income eligibility

Number of people in household
Net Monthly Income
Net Monthly Income (PSE Customers)

Things you will need to bring with you to your appointment

  • Photo ID for everyone in the household over the age of 18
  • Social Security Cards for everyone in the household
  • Income Statements for last three months for everyone in the household over the age of 18
  • Latest Energy Bill (utility company, propane provider, etc.)
  • 12 month printout of utility usage
  • 24 hour/ final shut-off notice (if applicable)
  • Physical Address Verification