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 Idaho

LIHEAP FY 2014 Funding
$20,166,484 (includes tribal awards)

LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
150% Federal Poverty Level


LIHEAP FY 2012 Benefit
Heating: $40 minimum, $532 maximum

LIHEAP Households Served: 
Heating and Cooling: 46,000
(Estimate for FY 2013)

LIHEAP Program Dates
Heating: November 1 – March 31
Crisis: Year-round



Idaho Utilities with Low-Income Energy Efficiency Resources


Avista Utilities
Avista Utilities customers with qualifying incomes can receive weatherization (insulation and air sealing) or heating system improvements through Avista Utilities and their local community action agency.

Lewiston 800-326-4843 ext. 231; Kootenai Co. 208-664-8757; Shoshone Co. 208-783-4901; Bonner Co. 208-255-2910; Latah 208-882-3535


Idaho Power
Idaho Power provides financial assistance to Idaho and Oregon Community Action Partnership (CAP) agencies to help cover the cost for weatherization of electrically heated homes of qualified customers.

Canyon, Gem, Payette, Boise, Washington, Valley, and Adams counties, call 208-459-0065
Lemhi county, call 208-523-5466
Ada, Elmore, and Owyhee counties, call 208-322-1242
Blaine, Camas, Gooding, Lincoln, Jerome, Minidoka, Twin Falls, and Cassia counties, call 208-733-9354 or 1-800-627-1733
Bingham, Power, Oneida, and Bannock counties, call 208-233-7348

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: 2-1-1 (Idaho Careline)

LIHEAP Administering Agency Contacts

Weatherization Assistance Program
Local Administering Agency Contacts

Idaho Delegation

District 1 – Raúl Labrador (R)
District 2 – Michael “Mike” Simpson (R)
Michael Crapo (R)
James Risch (R)


Idaho State Plan

2014 abbreviated State Plan

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