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Energy Assistance

Need Help Paying Bills? Our Energy Assistance Program helps households meet the financial challenges of increasing energy bills. We can help pay bills for electricity, gas, propane, wood, and oil. Funds are seasonal and depend on availability.

BMAC Energy Assistance Programs help low-income households maintain power and heating, especially during the winter. Various programs can help households with energy bills, depending on the energy sources in the home.

LIHEAP Waitlist for the 2021-2022 Winter Is Open.

Submit your application via email or mail today. Download our fillable application in English or Spanish today and return to 8 E. Cherry St. Walla Walla, WA 99362 or email to

Waitlist Application In English and Spanish

Emergency energy assistance is also sometimes available through Helpline or the Salvation Army. Please reach us with questions by phone, 509-529-4980 or email Sylvia Schaeffer.

How BMAC Can Help with your energy bills

We serve residents in Columbia, Garfield, and Walla Walla counties.

  • Provide funds to pay current heating bills
  • Give discounts for power or utility bills
  • Provide funds to turn your power back on
  • Share energy saving tips and education
  • Refer for home weatherization and minor home repair

Natural Gas Assistance

WEAF and Winter Help Programs

  • A Cascade Natural Gas program for gas-heated homes
  • Assistance is given on a case-by-case basis
  • CALL TO INQUIRE: (509) 529-4980

Power Discounts

LIBA PROGRAM (Pacific Power & Light)

  • This bill discount program helps lower future Pacific Power & Light bills
  • Discounts will be applied November 1st thru September 30th of the following year
  • Bills are discounted after 600 kwhs are used each month.

Utility Discounts


  • A discount provided by the City of College Place, and the City of Walla Walla
  • CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT: 509-529-4980

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)

  • Help to pay current heating bills
  • All heating sources
  • Currently making appointments for energy assistance
  • Appointments are limited
  • LIHEAP policies state that you may only be assisted one time per contract year
  • CALL TO INQUIRE: (509) 529-4980
“My bills are high in the winter, and if it weren’t for these programs, I wouldn’t make it on my fixed income.”
– Energy Assistance Client

Household Impact

$ 845 – Average benefit for LIBA clients

1,800+ – Families who receive assistance annually

$424 – Average LIHEAP benefit


(509) 529-4980

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