Low-Income Energy Assistance
The Montana Department of Health and Human Services seeks public comment on the draft 2020 Department of Energy State Plan Application. A draft copy of the 2020 Department of Energy Weatherization State Plan Application may be requested by contacting the Intergovernmental Human Services Bureau, P.O. Box 202956, Helena, MT 59620-2956 or by calling (406) 447-4269. Written comments must be received at the above listed address by 5:00 PM, Friday, February 28, 2020. (Posted 2/14/2020)
Montana LIEAP Office toll-free number
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. In certain circumstances, there is assistance available to help with furnace emergencies.
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 local LIEAP eligibility office or tribal LIHEAP office serving your community.
You may apply for weatherization assistance 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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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.