Low Income Home Water & Energy Assistance Program
You may apply for assistance at any time during the year by contacting the local eligibility office or Tribal LIHEAP office serving your community. Click on "local eligibility office" to access phone numbers.
If you cannot reach your local eligibility office, call Montana's toll-free number at 1-833-317-1080.
The State of Montana, through the Department of Public Health and Human Services, offers three programs aimed at helping eligible Montanans.
- The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) pays part of winter energy bills and may be able to assist with furnace emergencies for eligible people.
- The Low Income Home Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) helps pay a portion of eligible household's water bills; helps avoid shutoffs; and helps support household water system reconnections related to non-payment.
- The Weatherization Assistance Program helps participants to improve the heating efficiency of their homes and thus reduce their energy consumption.
When & Where to Apply
To apply for assistance, Montanans can submit a combined LIHEAP, LIHWAP and Weatherization application. The application can be completed online but must be printed and delivered or mailed to the local eligibility office listed on the last page of the application. See the Income and Resource Guidelines below to see the limits based on family size and income.
You may apply for LIHEAP and LIHWAP during the heating season, which is October 1 through April 30 of each year, by contacting the local eligibility office or Tribal LIHEAP office serving your community.