Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program - Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties

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What is LIHEAP?

LIHEAP stands for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (EAP/Energy Assistance), a federally funded grant that provides money to help low income households make home heating more affordable during the winter months. It also helps to avoid shutoff of utility services.

How much money can a household make and still be eligible?

Maximum monthly household income must be at or below the 150% federal poverty level guidelines.  The net guidelines are listed below: (Additional income allowed for larger families)

One person$1823.00 monthly
Two people$2465.00 monthly
Three people$3108.00 monthly
Four people$3750.00 monthly

Online scheduling for 2023/2024 program year opens October 23, 2023

How do I sign up for this program?

  1. Phone Intake Interviews (there are no "Appointments") are scheduled on a first come first served basis. The available openings on this website are for LIHEAP (Energy Assistance) ONLY. The web site is: www.lowercolumbiacap.org
  2. To schedule a Phone Intake Interview, you will need to fill in the following: total number of people in the household, last 4 numbers of your Social Security number, your name, birthdate, address, phone number and check the boxes for all income types in your household.
  3. You will be prompted to select a time and date for your Phone Intake Interview for your application.
    PLEASE NOTE:The time and date you select is only a placeholder for your LIHEAP (Energy Assistance) Intake Interview.You will be contacted by phone on or before (up to 5 business days prior) your scheduled Intake Interview date and your application will be completed by mail as there are no in-person options and the LIHEAP Department is closed to the public.
  5. If they are unable to reach you by phone for your Intake Interview, a packet of information will be mailed to you containing instructions on how to proceed.

If you need help with your scheduling or have questions, you may contact Wahkiakum Health & Human Services at (360) 795-8630 for assistance. If you need help with any services other than LIHEAP, please call the CAP office at (360) 425-3430.