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. Energy

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Energy Assistance Program

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

The Energy Assistance Program helps individuals pay their heating bills, whether it’s electricity, gas, oil, propane, wood or wood pellets. Eligible participants can receive benefits ranging from $25 to $1,000.

To request assistance and see if funding is currently available, please click the button below

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 funding and household income. Please see the chart below for income limits based on household size. What determines “Net Monthly Income” is determined by program policies. If you have questions about income eligibility, please call the HopeSource office (509.925.1448) and ask to speak with 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 you will be given the opportunity to choose a workshop you would prefer to take. The workshops are designed to help people learn tips and share ideas on a variety of topics, ranging from managing your money to saving energy.

2018-19 Program Income Eligibility

Number of people in household
Net Monthly Income
Net Monthly Income (PSE Customers)
1
$1,265
$1,518
2
$1,715
$2,058
3
$2,165
$2,598
4
$2,615
$3,138
5
$3,065
$3,678
6
$3,515
$4,218
7
$3,965
$4,758
8
$4,415
$5,298
9
$4,865
$5,838
10
$5,315
$6,378

Documents You Will Need to Bring 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
  • Energy Bill (utility company, propane provider, etc.)
  • 12-month printout of utility usage (request from your energy provider)
  • 24-hour/final shut-off notice (if applicable)
  • Physical Address Verification

NOTE: Failure to provide required documentation will result in the termination of your appointment. Visit our FAQ's page for more information. Due to the high volume of requests and uncertain funding, it may be more than 2 to 3 months before you receive an appointment.

Conservation Education

The Conservation Education Program provides clients with energy-saving measures that can be done in the home. See the Conservation Services page for a better understanding of what you can do to save energy in your home.