Find Help

If you need help finding local energy assistance resources, call the National Energy Assistance Referral hotline toll-free at 1-866-674-6327 or email (TTY 1-866-367-6228)

The NEAR hotline is maintained by the LIHEAP Clearinghouse, a program of the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. It is not affiliated with the Campaign for Home Energy Assistance.



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.


State LIHEAP Contacts


Public Inquiries: 1-800-470-3058
1-888-804-6330 (Outside Anchorage)

Local LIHEAP Administering Agency Contacts

Weatherization Assistance Program
Local Administering Agency Contacts

Alaska Delegation

District 1 – Don Young [R]

Lisa Murkowski [R]

Mark Begich [D]

Alaska State Plan

2014 detailed State Plan

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