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Energy Assistance

Energy Assistance

Providing Services to Help wth Heating and Cooling Costs

No matter what time of year, energy costs can be high. ACCESS Energy and Weatherization programs help address immediate needs as well assistance with long term solutions to save energy and reduce energy consumption.

Access energy programs address the immediate needs as well as long term solutions to save money and reduce energy consumption.

Who does it serve?

Energy assistance programs are designed to assist low-income households pay for a portion of their energy costs to alleviate unmanageable utility bills. Various federal, state, and utility grants fund the program.

Our housing and utility assistance programs include:

  • Help for low-income families, veterans, seniors and persons with disabilities
  • One-time payment for eligible households towards winter energy bills for all energy types: electric, natural gas, propane, oil and wood

What does it provide?

Through ACCESS’ Energy Assistance Program, eligible households can receive a one-time payment (typically once per program year) toward their energy bill. This is a fuel blind program and help is available for all energy types; electric, natural gas, propane, oil and wood. There is no requirement to be at risk of disconnection, households just need to be income eligible.

 

Low-Income Heating Assistance

Through ACCESS energy Assistance Programs, eligible households can receive a one-time payment toward (typically once per program year) their energy bill. This is a fuel blind program and help is available for all energy types; electric, natural gas, propane, oil and wood. There is no requirement to be at risk of disconnection, just need to be income eligible.

 

Do you qualify?

This program is an equal opportunity program and applicants are protected against discrimination on the grounds of age, race, color, sex, religion, primary language, handicap, or national origin in determining the eligibility.

Assistance with utility bills is based on the availability of funding and to qualify for assistance you must meet following the household Income Eligibility Guidelines

To check on the availability of funding or to schedule an appointment please call 779-9020.

Qualification Guidelines

Income Eligibility Guidelines

Other Resources

Energy Education

The Energy Education Program provides valuable tips and efficiency products to help make your home more efficient. People can attend one of our conservation workshops to learn simple cost effective ways to lower household energy use and utility costs. This is a hands-on workshop and all eligible attendees receive a personal conservation “start-up” kit upon completion.

Low-Income Weatherization Program

 

Eligible residents can apply to have their home weatherized at no cost. Each year approximately 400 households are served.

Once an applicant from the waiting list is contacted, an energy audit is performed to determine the best weatherizing measures based on the existing condition of the home and the funds available.

Types of services provided may include ceiling, wall and floor insulation; energy related minor home repairs; infiltration reduction; heating duct improvements; and energy conservation education.

To learn more about one of our programs please click on link below or call 541-779-6691

Weatherization Program

 

Web Links

Community Action Directors of Oregon
Oregon Department of Energy Home
Oregon Energy Coordinators Association
Oregon Housing & Community Services
US Dept of Energy