Low-Income Energy Assistance
The State of Montana, through the Department of Public Health and Human Services, offers two programs aimed at helping low-income individuals reduce their heating costs.
The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) pays part of winter energy bills for eligible people. Most utilities offer LIEAP recipients discounts on their bills. The Weatherization Program helps participants to improve the heating efficiency of their homes and thus reduce their energy consumption.
When & Where to Apply
The Low-Income Energy Assistance (LIEAP) application is available during the heating season, which is October 1 through April 30 of each year, by contacting the energy assistance LIEAP eligibility office or tribal LIHEAP office serving your community.
You may apply for weatherization assistance or an emergency situation with a furnace or water heater at any time during the year by contacting the energy assistance LIEAP eligibility office or tribal LIHEAP office serving your community.
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To find out where to apply for energy assistance, contact the Montana LIEAP Office, toll-free, at 1-833-317-1080.
Who Is Eligible
Eligibility for weatherization and fuel (energy) assistance is based on your income and resource limits. Both homeowners and renters may apply for these programs.
If your household receives benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program, you may qualify automatically for weatherization or fuel assistance.