State, Federal or Local dollars may be available to assist you with your energy needs. Every Fall we begin a waitlist for The Low Income Heating Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that can provide a one time credit towards the primary heat source in your home. If you have a shut off or a disconnect notice call us at (541) 435-7080 for an appointment, don’t wait till your power has been disconnected. Trained, concerned Energy Counselors are available to assist you.Energy Outreach:
If you are unable to travel to our offices in Coos Bay or Brookings, we now offer services in Myrtle Point, Bandon, and Port Orford. If you are not able to leave your home to attend an appointment for Energy Services due to a verifiable medical condition we can set an appointment at your home or assist you by mail.Energy Education:
Workshops are available to help your households save as much as $200 per year on your electric bill. The most up to date information on how to save energy is available, as well as free energy saving products. Contact us for information on the next available class, (541) 435-7080. Read More...Empower:
The Empower Program provides assistance to households that continually have high utility bill or have difficulties keeping their electric bills current. Interested households can apply to participate in this program, and, if accepted, will work closely with a case manager to help reduce energy usage and save money but our services go well beyond this. We can help identify personal goals and provide assistance to overcome barriers through access to budgeting classes and other life skill training. Call us for further information (541) 435-7080. Read More...Weatherization:
Weatherization is a program for low-income households designed to lower heating costs and make dwellings more energy efficient. An auditor will assess an applicant’s home to determine the most effective method of conserving energy dollars. For additional details, or information on how to apply for services contact us (541) 435-7750. Application
Eligibility for Services:
Applicants must be at or below 60% of the median gross income for the State of Oregon. Allowable annual income for a family of:
1 $22,493 4 $43,256
2 $29,414 5 $50,177
3 $36,335 6 $57,098
Note: These numbers are for general income screening only, based on income guidelines for the 2011-12 Federal LIHEAP season. Contact us at (541) 435-7080 or stop by our offices located at 2110 Newmark, Coos Bay, Room 228, Monday, Wednesday-Friday 8am-12pm to 1pm-5pm, and Tuesday 1pm-5pm.
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