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Energy Assistance Program (EAP)

Information Regarding Utilities Assistance Applications - Updated 09/18/2023


Energy Assistance

Oregon Coast Community Action (ORCCA) has been awarded Energy Assistance funding for the 2023-2024 program year. The funding is not yet available. Funding for Energy Assistance normally begins to be available about mid-November.

The Utility Assistance Program will not accept any new Energy Assistance Applications after Wednesday, September 20th at 5:00 pm for the 2022-23 program year. If you have a completed application turned in with us, it will be processed by the 9/28/23 deadline.

Beginning 9/21/2023, if you are disconnected or at immediate risk of a shut off, please call 541-435-7080 ext. 264. We will work with your situation to determine what resources may be available to assist you. Messages will be returned in the order they are received.

Water Assistance

Water Assistance applications will continue to be accepted during this period. The Water bill payment assistance program has been extended to March of 2024.


Information about applying for the upcoming program year will be released by October 16, 2023. 

Thank you for your patience as we get everything ready to assist you better in the upcoming program year. 

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As part of the Essential Services initiative, the Energy Assistance Program provides assistance to the residents of Coos and Curry counties. Keeping your home warm is our business. 

ORCCA provides eligible households a one-time payment (once per program year) toward your energy bill. This can be electric, gas, propane, wood and pellets.

To apply for energy assistance, you will need to submit an energy application. You can print and fill out the Energy Application on this page. The application can be  emailed back to or dropped off/mailed to one of our local offices. If you are unable to print an application, please come into our office for a paper application.

Coos County mail or drop off to:
1855 Thomas Ave. 
Coos Bay OR. 97452

Curry County mail to:
PO Box 836 
Brookings OR. 97415

Curry County drop off to:
937 Chetco Avenue
Brookings, OR 97415

Your completed application includes the following items:

  • Completely filled out application 

  • Supportive documentation:

    • Photo ID 

    • Proof of income for all adult members of the household for the last 90 days

    • Social security numbers for all members, including minors

    • A copy of your most recent bill - if applicable

More information on the required documents is listed on the application. 

Current office hours are located on the CONTACT US page.


Water Assistance Program (LIHWA)

As part of the Essential Services initiative ORRCA is proud to be able to offer Water Assistance which will provide water assistance to the residents of Coos and Curry counties. The water assistance program is still in its early stages and has only a small handful of water vendors signed up. We encourage you to reach out to your water provider to see if they are partnered with us. 

For additional questions please email 

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