Families who rely on Pacific Power as their main heat source vendor and have difficulties paying for heating during the winter months may be eligible for the Low-Income Bill Assistance Program (LIBA).
The LIBA is funded through Pacific Power and helps qualifying families receive a reduction in their Pacific Power rates.
The rate reduction is based on income eligibility. The reduction can last for six up to months, from Nov. 1 to April 30. For more information contact Northwest Community Actoin Center at (509) 865-7630.
If you are not a Pacific Power customer and your main heat source is Cascade Natural Gas, wood, oil, propane or Benton REA you may call (509) 865-7630 for an appointment for Energy Assistance, beginning Wednesday Nov. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.; 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The service areas include Grandview, Granger, Mabton, Outlook and Sunnyside.
Once all appointments have been filled, a waiting list will be developed. The waiting list will document the date and time at which a person has called in. The rate reduction is on a first come, first served basis.