Energy Programs

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is federally funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is not an entitlement program. LIHEAP is an assistance program designed to help low-income households with home heating costs. Households may rent or own their property.  The LIHEAP program includes bill payment assistance and energy education.  All components of Oregon’s LIHEAP program are administered through local Community Action Agencies.

 

The program is available October 1st through September 30th or until funds are fully expended.  Community Connection has a priority system in place for:

  • Senior & Disabled households

  • Single parent households with children under the age of 6

  • General Public

 

Community Connection of Northeast Oregon, Inc. is the local Community Action Agency available for Union, Baker, Wallowa and Grant counties.  If you wish to receive energy assistance from the LIHEAP Program you must be at or below 60 percent of state median income.  Check out your household size and income guideline chart below to see if you qualify.

 

60% of State Median Income by Household Size
Estimated State Median by Household Size-Source HHS
For Use in Federal Fiscal Year 2017

Household Unit Size

Annual Gross Income*

Monthly Gross Income*

$23,760

$1,980.00

2

$32,040

$2,670.00

3

$40,320

$3,360.00

4

$48,600

$4,050.00

5

$56,880

$4,740.00

6

$65,160

$5,430.00

7

$73,460

$6,121.67

8

$81,870

$6,822.50

9

$90,190

$7,515.83

10

$98,510

$8,209.17

11

$106,830

$8,902.50

12

$115,150

$9,595.83

Each Additional Member

$8,320

$693.33

 

 

 

Disclaimer: LIHEAP is not an emergency program so if you are going to be disconnected/have a shut off notice please inform your area contact person; they may be able to provide you with other available emergency services.  

If you wish to apply please Contact Community Connection’s local offices provided below and they will assist you and let you know what you need to bring to your appointment:

 

Union County Senior Center                                            Baker County Senior Center

1504 Albany Street                                                        2810 Cedar Street           

La Grande, Oregon 97850                                              Baker City, Oregon 978

Phone: 541-963-7532                                                    Phone: 541-523-6591

Fax: 541-963-5932                                                        Fax: 541-524-1221

 

Wallowa County Senior Center                                        Grant County Senior Center

702 NW First Street                                                       142 NE Dayton

Enterprise, Oregon 97828                                               John Day, Oregon 97845

Phone: 541-426-3840                                                     Phone: 541-575-2949

Fax: 541-426-6260                                                         Fax: 541-575-0295

 

The LIHEAP program is available October 1st through September 30th or until funds are fully expended.  Community Connection has a priority system in place for:

  • Senior & Disabled households

  • Single parent households with children under the age of 6

  • General Public

The goal/purpose of the LIHEAP program is to provide an energy assistance payment to low-income households to help with their energy burden.

 

 

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