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Information Regarding Utilities Assistance Applications -

Updated 10/16/2023


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.

In order to avoid the long delays experienced in past years, the Utility Assistance Program will not accept any new Energy Assistance Applications until the State allocates funding. 


Information about applying for the upcoming program year will be updated on the website as information becomes available.

If you have questions, 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. Please speak slowly and clearly.

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


Thank you for being so patient as we get everything ready to assist you better in the upcoming program year.




NeighborWorks Umpqua currently has limited funding to support utility bill assistance for those affected by COVID-19. Click here for more information.

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 or request a paper application be mailed to your home.



Coos & Curry County mail to:

Attn: Utilities Assistance
1855 Thomas Ave. 
Coos Bay OR. 97420 


Coos County drop off to:
1855 Thomas Ave. 
Coos Bay OR. 97420


Curry County drop off to:

937 Chetco Avenue

Brookings, OR 97415


Your completed application includes the following items:

  • Completely filled out application 

  • Supportive documentation:

    • Social security numbers for everyone in the household, including minors

      • Talk to us if you don’t have this documentation

    • Photo ID for everyone in household over 18 years at time of application

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

    • A copy of your most recent utility bill

      • If requesting propane, wood, pellets, etc. we will give you more information, but we still require a utility bill if you use electricity or natural gas


Depending on your situation, other documentation or forms may be required.

Current office hours are located on the CONTACT US page.

Water Assistance Program (LIHWA)

As part of the Essential Services initiative ORCCA 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 period has been extended to March 2024.


We are currently partnered with the following water services:

City of Coquille                                               City of Myrtle Point

City of Powers                                                City of Gold Beach

City of Port Orford                                          City of Bandon

Coos Bay-North Bend Water Board

Shelley Road Crest Acres Water District    

For additional questions please email 


*Please note: Water Assistance Applications require the same documentation as Energy Assistance Applications, but with documents from your water provider, and can be submitted the same ways; By dropping off at one of our offices, by mail or by email to .


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Energy App- Not Accepting Applications at this time.
Water Assistance Application - No Current Funding

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