Alaska

FY 2014/2015 Low-Income Energy Programs
Federal | State | Utility

Federal

LIHEAP Contact
Public Inquiries: 1-800-470-3058, 1-888-804-6330 (Outside Anchorage)
Website: http://dhss.alaska.gov/dpa/Pages/hap/default.aspx

Local LIHEAP Administering Agency Contacts
http://dhss.alaska.gov/dpa/Pages/hap/default.aspx

Weatherization Assistance Program
Local Administering Agency Contacts
Website

LIHEAP FY 2015 Funding (initial CR release that includes tribal awards)
$15,903,181

LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
150% Federal Poverty Level

LIHEAP FY 2015 Benefit (estimate)
Heating: $300 minimum; $5,250 max

LIHEAP Households Served in FY 2013
11,449

LIHEAP Program Dates
Heating: October 1 - April 30
(September 1 early application for elderly/disabled)
Crisis: November 1 - April 30

State

Low-Income Rate Assistance

Power Cost Equalization Program (PCE)
PCE program provides economic assistance to customers in rural areas of Alaska where the kilowatt-hour charge for electricity can be three to five times higher than the charge in more urban areas of the state. The program seeks to equalize the power cost per kilowatt-hour statewide.
907-771-3046
http://www.akenergyauthority.org/programspce.html

Low-Income Emergency Assistance

General Relief Assistance (GRA)
GRA provides for the basic needs of Alaskans not eligible for other state assistance programs.  Examples of basic needs include shelter, and utilities. GRA can provide limited assistance for clothing, transportation, food, medical care and burial. Applicants must demonstrate and verify an unmet emergent need in the month of application.  
907-465-3347

Utility

Low-Income Energy Efficiency
Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA)
Home$ense
An energy audit and energy saving measures are provided at no cost to Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program recipients.
907-452-5323 or 1-800-478-5323
www.gvea.com/memserv/energysense/homesense.php

Page last updated: October 22, 2014