LIHEAP: Fighting Poverty in Alaska
LIHEAP FY 2013 Funding
$18,841,366 (includes tribal awards)
LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
150% Federal Poverty Level
LIHEAP FY 2013 Benefit
Heating: $787 average; $5,250 max
LIHEAP Households Served
Heating, cooling and crisis: 11,449
(Estimate for FY 2013)
LIHEAP Program Dates
Heating: October 1 – April 30
Crisis: October 1 – April 30
State LIHEAP Resources
Low Income Rate Assistance: Power Cost Equalization Program (PCE)
PCE program provides economic assistance to customers in rural areas of Alaska where the kilowatt-hour charge for electricity can be three to five times higher than the charge in more urban areas of the state. The program seeks to equalize the power cost per kilowatt-hour statewide. Call 907-771-3046.
Low-Income Energy Assistance: General Relief Assistance (GRA)
GRA provides for the basic needs of Alaskans not eligible for other state assistance programs. Examples of basic needs include shelter, and utilities. GRA can provide limited assistance for clothing, transportation, food, medical care and burial. Applicants must demonstrate and verify an unmet emergent need in the month of application. Call 907-465-3347.
Alaska Utilities with Low-Income Energy Efficiency Resources
Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA):
Home$ense: An energy audit and energy saving measures are provided at no cost to Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program recipients. Call 907-452-5323 or 1-800-478-5323.
State utility resource information provided by the LIHEAP Clearinghouse, a service of the U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.