Energy Assistance

Energy and Heating Assistance is available to help low-income residents pay their heating and utility cost.

How to Apply

If you meet the income requirements in the table below, call or go online at 8:30 am on the first Wednesday of each month starting in November 2020.

  • January 6 scheduling day for a February appointment
  • February 3 scheduling day for a March appointment
  • March 3 scheduling day for an April appointment
  • April 7 scheduling day for a May appointment
  • May 5 scheduling day for a June appointment
  • June, July & August call anytime to schedule an Energy Assistance appointment
  • September, October, & November appointments are for Seniors 60+ and Marblemount residents ONLY
  • November 3 scheduling day for a December appointment
  • December 1 scheduling day for a January appointment

Apply Online
If you have a Puget Sound Energy account, you may schedule an appointment online by visiting www.pse.com/help and clicking “Get Started”.

Step 1:  Visit www.pse.com/help

Step 2:  Click on the blue GET STARTED button in middle of page

Step 3:  Sign in to your PSE Account OR Continue as a guest

Step 4: Enter Account number, and Zip Code Hit I’m not a robot and submit

Step 5: Enter Household Monthly net income and enter how many people live in household

Step 6: Enter in all information for Profile tab and hit next

Step 7:  Pick a date by clicking on the calendar, and moving the Calendar to the month of December (this will change to January for December Scheduling day), then choose desired available time slot.  Hit NEXT

Step 8:  You will then see a confirmation page with your date and time of your appointment and what documents you will need to provide prior to your appointment date and time.

Apply by Phone
If you are not a Puget Sound Energy customer or have no way of applying online please call (360) 428-1011 to schedule your Energy Assistance appointment.

What to Bring to your Appointment

For you to receive assistance, you need to bring ALL the documents below. If you are missing documents, you will not be seen. 

  • Photo ID – for person coming to appointment
  • Social Security Card – for ALL household members
  • Proof of ALL income received for three (3) months prior to appointment – for ALL household members 18 and over
  • Proof of physical address – (Copy of a current bill with address)
  • Heating bill (e.g. Puget Sound Energy, Cascade Natural Gas)
  • 12 month usage history for Propane or Heating Oil customers only.

Additional Forms

Energy Tip

It is recommended that If someone is at home in the daytime, you should set your thermostat between 68- 72° F but if everyone is away from home in the daytime, or you’re asleep at night, you should set your thermostat between 62- 66° F.

Income Guidelines

If your income is less than the income shown below, you may be eligible for assistance. Income guidelines were updated on 10/2/2020.

150% of the Federal Poverty level

Household Size Net Income
1 $1,595
2 $2,155
3 $2,715
4 $3,275
5 $3,835
6 $4,395
7 $4,955
8 $5,515
9  $6,075
10  $6,635
11  $7,195
12  $7,755

*PSE Help & LIHEAP

200% of the Federal Poverty level*

Household Size Net Income
1 $2,127
2 $2,873
3 $3,620
4 $4,367
5 $5,113
6 $5,860
7 $6,607
8 $7,353
9  $8,100
10  $8,847
11  $9,593
12  $10,340

*Cascade Natural Gas customers only

Questions / Preguntas

For questions, please call Community Action at 360-428-1011 or email energy@communityactionskagit.org.
Para preguntas, por favor llame a Community Action a 360-428-1011 o mándenos un correo electrónico a energy@communityactionskagit.org.