Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)


Community Action Connections (CAC) is providing energy assistance to residents of Benton and Franklin Counties who meet the listed requirements set forth by the Washington State Department of Commerce. The LIHEAP program is a federally funded program, its purpose is to assist eligible households with heating costs. All potential clients must successfully Register and submit an on-line Registration.

Eligibility requirements are listed below:

  • be a resident of and live in either Benton or Franklin County, and
  • be a U.S. Citizen or a “legal resident” or
  • have household members that are U.S. Citizens or “legal residents”
  • heating element of either listed source (electric, oil, natural gas, wood, pellets or propane) for your primary place of residence and/or your heat cost is included in your monthly rent
  • proof of all household income received in the prior three months to your appointment, identification for all household members
  • verification of address and a 12-month energy usage history
  • have an active heating account (no past and/or closed accounts)
  • household size and combined average monthly income for all adults in the household income eligibility must be below 150% of FPL detailed below
Household SizeMaximum Monthly Income
1 Person
2 Persons
3 Persons
4 Persons
5 Persons
6 Persons
Add $560 for each additional individual over 6

We encourage and invite your household to register and submit a registry form.



Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Registry Form 2020-2021

* Required
Personal Information

Language Spoken *:

Are you a current Avista Utility customer? *:

Phone Contact Information

May we send you a text message to your cell phone number for an appointment reminder? *

Full Street Address PO Boxes will not be accepted

Full Mailing Address

By submitting this registration I understand registrations will be accepted until financial projections show the number of household registrations will exhaust LIHEAP funds and at no time is my household guaranteed service.