Energy and Weatherization Programs

Address
151 W. 7th Ave, Room 560
Eugene, OR  97401

Lane County Energy Programs
541-682-3378 
Contact Energy Programs Staff
 

The Lane County Human Services Division operates Energy Assistance and Weatherization programs.

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Lane County partners with local social service 
agencies to deliver a variety of Energy Assistance Programs as well as a Weatherization program.
  
 

We try to keep this page updated with current information.  Depending on your utility company, you may qualify for more than one program.  

Lane County is currently distributing Energy Assistance from the American Recovery Act (ARPA).  The eligibility requirements are described below. To apply for this assistance, please follow the Quick Link in the red box.
 

Income Eligibility:
 

Most Energy Assistance Programs60% of Area Median Income.   


CLICK HERE  Oregon Median and Area Median Income to see if you qualify

LIHEAP For All Heat Sources

  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a program provided to help households at or below 60 % Area Median Income that heat with electricity, natural gas, heating oil, wood pellets, wood or propane.
  • The program is seasonal and winter services are available beginning November. Funds are disbursed on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • LIHEAP Qualifications
    • Applicant must live in the household
    • Account holder must live in the household
    • Households must meet income qualifications for their household size
  • For information on how to apply click HERE

AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT (ARPA) For All Heat Sources

  • AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT (ARPA) is a program provided to help households at or below 60 % Area Median Income that heat with electricity, natural gas, heating oil, wood pellets, wood or propane.
  • This is a temporary program beginning summer 2021. Funds are disbursed on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • ARPA Qualifications
    • Applicant must live in the household
    • Account holder must live in the household
    • Households must meet income qualifications for their household size
  • For information on how to apply click HERE

    EPUD Customers

    ERAP will open on March 1, 2021

    EMERALD RATE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ERAP) –
    Program is funded by EPUD to help special customers with their energy bill.  This program is available to EPUD households that meet the income qualifications and have one of the following criteria:  A household member with a permanent disability, and/or age 60 or over, households with children 17 or younger.  Participants will receive $300 credit to their EPUD account over a 4-month period at $75 per month; this credit will only be applied towards current charges.  Participants must fill out and sign an ERAP application.  Program starts in the spring. 

    If interested in ERAP, please call Lane County Energy Programs at 541-682-3378 or apply online at ERAP Online Application

    Income eligibility based on 60% Oregon Median Income

    NORTHWEST NATURAL Customers

    OREGON LOW-INCOME GAS ASSISTANCE (OLGA) – Program is funded by Northwest Natural. This program is available to all Northwest Natural (NWN) customers who meet the income qualifications. The OLGA program provides a one-time payment that is applied directly to the applicant’s NWN account.

    OLGA Agencies:

    Senior citizens, ages 60 and older

    Campbell Community Center in Eugene 541-682-5354

    General Public
    Catholic Community Services in Eugene 541-345-3642  
    Catholic Community Services in Springfield 541-747-8349
    Community Sharing in Cottage Grove 541-942-6492

    Income eligibility based on 60% Oregon Median Income

    PACIFIC POWER Customers

    OREGON ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (OEAP) – Program is funded by customers of Pacific Power.  This program is available to Pacific Power customers who meet income qualifications.

    OEAP 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

    Income eligibility based on 60% Oregon Median Income

    Other Utility Programs

    These programs are not run by Lane County and Lane County is not responsible for the information contained in these links provided for your convenience:

    WEATHERIZATION

    The Lane County Human Services Division partners with the Homes for Good, our local Housing Authority, to provide home weatherization services throughout Lane County.  The Weatherization program assesses homes for weatherization needs and installs insulation and windows and seals heating ducts. The weatherization program is designed to assist Lane County residents at 60% area median income or below, both owners and renters, to reduce energy usage in their homes.

    To place your name on Homes for Good's Weatherization waiting list, please call 541-682-2561.