LIHEAP: Fighting Poverty in Montana
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Customers who qualify for LIHEAP, automatically receive a discount on their NorthWestern Energy electric and natural gas bills. Apply for LIHEAP through a local Human Resource Council. Call 1-800-332-2272 or visit www.northwesternenergy.com/ for more information.
Flathead Electric Cooperative
Eligible members receive a credit equal to half the basic charge on their bill each month. In most cases this is an $8.00 per month credit. Residential members must qualify as low-income according to the guidelines set by LIHEAP (150% of federal poverty level). Members qualifying with LIHEAP after October 1 will automatically be eligible. All recipients must reapply each year. Call the
Kalispell Office, 406-751-4483; Libby Office, 406-293-7122 or 1-800-735-8489; or visit www.flatheadelectric.com/custserv/EnergyAsst/energyasst.htm for more information.
Lincoln Electric Co-op
Low-income seniors over 65, and permanently disabled members may be eligible for a 10 percent reduction in their energy bill. Members who qualify for Supplemental Disability or Social Security Disability income are qualified if they meet the income test. Call 406-889-3301 or 1-800-442-2994 or visit www.lincolnelectric.coop/discount_rates.htm for more information.
Missoula Electric Cooperative
Customers who receive LIHEAP may be eligible for a discount. Call 1-800-352-5200 or 406-541-4433 or visit www.missoulaelectric.com/ for more information.
Park Electric Co-op
Senior Income Eligible Discount: Available to members of the Cooperative, 60 years of age or older who meet LIHEAP eligibility guidelines. Available on a first come, first serve basis. Online application is available at: www.parkelectric.coop/Miscellaneous/PDF/Senior_Discount_App_.pdf. Call 406-222-3100 or visit www.parkelectric.coop/customer_service/Rates/ for more information.
Vigilante Electric Cooperative, Inc.
In the fall, energy assistance is offered to households meeting low-income guidelines. Applications are usually available between September 15 and November 1.
Free Weatherization Program: Customers who rent or own their homes may be eligible for free weatherization measures. This service is provided in partnership with the State of Montana’s weatherization program. Apply through a local Human Resource Council. Call 1-800-332-2272 or visit www.northwesternenergy.com/ for more information.
Sun River Electric Coop
Provides funding to weatherize residential homes for low-income households located within the service delivery area of Sun River Electric Coop. Call 406-467-2526 for more information.