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.

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Energy / Utility Assistance

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.

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 Bob Castoldi.

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.
  • CALL NOW FOR AN APPOINTMENT: 509-529-4980

Utility Discounts

UTILITY DISCOUNT PROGRAM

  • 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

Contact

energy@bmacww.org

(509) 529-4980

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