Designed to conserve energy and cut down on the fuel costs of eligible applicants. Eligibility is based on a household’s total annual gross income. Applicants deemed eligible have their residences, whether owned or rented, audited by a Weatherization Program Auditor. The auditor recommends repairs and improvements that will reduce infiltration and heat loss. The program will then see that the appropriate materials are installed in the home by weatherization crew members. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about Weatherization.
Counties covered: Hill, Liberty & Blaine.
Reservations covered: Rocky Boy & Fort Belknap.
Tribal Weatherization Application: Contact 265-6743 and ask for the Weatherization Department for an application. Households must be Tribal LIEAP approved.
LIEAP (Low Income Energy Assistance Program) October 1 - April 30
Applications may be picked-up at District 4 HRDC, 2229 5th Avenue, Havre, MT 59501. You may call our Energy Program and we can mail you one, 406-265-6743. Counties covered: Blaine, Hill, and Liberty.
If you were on the program last year and have not moved you will receive a pre-printed application in the mail. If you have moved since your last application was submitted, you must call 1-800-640-6743 or come to the office for an application.
All records and information provided by you or obtained through verification are confidential and are not available to the public. Reminder: If you applied last season and have not moved, the state will mail you a pre-printed application.
LIEAP (pronounced LEE-AP) was created to help low-income people pay for rising energy costs. Fuel assistance is federally funded. Program eligibility is determined by the household’s total annual gross income and total current liquid assets. Assistance is available to both owners and renters, including renters whose heating costs are included in their rent, but not subsidized. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information and income guidelines.
Is your household on the verge of having your heating disconnected? Need help with a deposit? Energy Share of Montana was established by a group of concerned people representing utility companies and nonprofit agencies. They recognized the need to help people who do not necessarily quality for government programs but may still need a "hand up" at times. (Download application)
Energy Share is an interest-free loan issued no more than once every ten years and is not a yearly subsidy. Recipients are asked to repay their assistance back, which in turn helps others' facing similar energy emergencies. Energy Share is available for Hill, Blaine and LIberty county residents 12 months of the year. Please call, 406-265-6743 or 1-800-640-6743. Do not wait to be disconnected....help could be available.
Hill County Electric Program (Funds are now available)
Hill County Electric Cooperative (HCE) contributes funds to assist low-income, LIEAP eligible, members in meeting their energy needs. This program normally begins early January of each year and continues until funding has been depleted. There is an application process. Please call 406-265-6743 for an application or pick one up at our office.
Big Flat Electric Program (Funds are now available)
Big Flat Electric Cooperative (BFE) contributes funds to assist low-income, LIEAP eligible, members in meeting their energy needs. This program normally begins early January and continues until funding has been depleted. There is an application process. Please call 406-265-6743 for an application or pick one up at our office.
LIEAP Income & Resource Eligibility Guidelines
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