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Energy Education

Energy and Weatherization Programs 
The Lane County Human Services Division operates energy assistance, energy education and weatherization programs.

Energy Assistance
Energy Assistance programs provide a payment directly onto an applicant’s utility or energy account.  The Lane County Human Services Division administers six different energy assistance programs.  The largest of these programs is LIHEAP.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides financial assistance to low-income households for utility bills. The program is seasonal and winter services are available as early as funding allows.

Households with a person age 60 or over and households with a permanently disabled member are priority groups. Funds are disbursed on a first-come, first-served basis. Home bound applicants can be assisted with completing their applications at home. Services are available in Oakridge, Cottage Grove and Florence, Eugene and Springfield.

Eligibility: 60% of Oregon median income.

Contact: Call 541-682-3835, for recorded information in English and Spanish with start up dates, eligibility information and a list of LIHEAP agencies.


Senior citizens, ages 60 and older
, contact one of the following senior centers:

Campbell Community Center in Eugene 541-682-5354
Willamalane Adult Activity Center in Springfield 541-736-4406
Cottage Grove Senior Connections 541-682-7810
Florence Senior Connections 541-902-9430 ext. 7835
Oakridge Senior Connections 541-782-4726
Veneta Senior Connections 541-935-2262
Junction City Senior Connections 541-998-8445

Non-senior households, including households with a disabled person, contact one of the following agencies:  

Catholic Community Services in Eugene 541-345-3642
Catholic Community Services in Springfield 541-747-8349
Community Sharing in Cottage Grove 541-942-6492
Siuslaw Outreach Services in Florence 541-997-2816
St Vincent de Paul in Oakridge 541-782-3590

Waiting List Status:  Waiting List opens at all agencies on the first working day of November.  Household can call on the first working day of each month through June to see if the list has reopened. 


Energy Education
Energy Education programs teach households how to lower their energy usage and manage their utility bills. The Human Services Division administers several different energy education programs. The largest of these programs is EWEB Customer Care Plus.   
  • EWEB Customer Care Plus (ECCP) provides energy education and a kit of energy saving devices to income qualified EWEB customers.  ECCP also includes bill assistance, financial management education and referrals to weatherization and other community resources.

    Eligibility: EWEB customer households with income at or below 60% of Oregon Median Income.
    Contact: (541) 682-3378 for information  
  • Residential Energy Assistance Challenge (REACH)  offers help to income qualified Lane County renters and homeowners (including mobile homes) in the following areas: energy conservation education and bill paying assistance.

    Eligibility: EPUD and other local utility customers with income at or below 60% of Oregon Median Income.  

    Contact: 541-682-3378 for information.

The Lane County Human Services Division partners with the Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County (HACSA) to provide home weatherization services throughout Lane County.  The Weatherization program assesses homes for weatherization needs and installs insulation, windows, and seals heating ducts. 

  • Eligibility:  Lane County renters and home owners (including mobile homes) with income at or below 60% of Oregon Median Income.

    Contact: 541-682-3999 for information