Energy and Utility Assistance

Our Programs

Energy and Utility Assistance

We offer energy assistance programs to low income households with the goal of keeping community residents safe and warm.

  • LIHEAP. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) assists low income homeowners or renters with their heating bills and heating system repair costs. Qualifying households receive benefits of $25 – $1000 toward their primary heat source of wood, pellets, propane, oil, or electric heat. The LIHEAP Program typically runs from November through May, or as funds remain available.
  • Project Help. Project Help is a volunteer community service program designed to help Okanogan PUD electrical customers in a time of crisis. Priority is given to customers who are in urgent need of assistance and are ineligible for other federal and emergency assistance. Customers seeking Project Help assistance must meet the following criteria: be facing immediate disconnection of service or have already been disconnected; experiencing a sudden serious illness or death, major hospitalization or an unexpected reduction of income; income must not exceed 80% of the Area Median Income. Residents living within the PUD No. 1 service area are eligible for this program.
  • Project Help Deposit Relief. The PUD may be able to guarantee the deposit amount for first time PUD customers for households that: are in the process of occupying a rental unit in the service territory in which the electrical service is solely his/her responsibility; have a clearly identified means of meeting the ongoing costs of the electric service after the occupancy has been established; can demonstrate the lack of required funds to pay all or a portion of the required deposit.


You may qualify for assistance even if you are not sure of your income guidelines. Call our office at (509) 422-4041 to see if you qualify to get the help you deserve.

Household SizeAverage Monthly IncomeAnnual IncomeMonthly Income for Wage
150% of (FPL) Poverty (2022 HHS Guidelines)