Higher utility costs and outdated or broken heating systems can be a major financial drain on our most vulnerable citizens. By helping to weatherize properties and improve home energy efficiency, we not only save people money but create healthier living environments as a result. We are also able to help offset high energy costs for those experiencing a financial hardship
Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)
Opportunities, Inc. provides LIEAP services in Cascade, Choteau and Glacier Counties. LIEAP provides low-income individuals/families with energy assistance. This program is available for both renters and home owners. LIEAP staff are available to assist all applicants needing help completing the State of Montana application. The program helps pay for a portion of the heating bill on primary heating source directly to the utility provider during the cold months, October 1st – April 30th of each year.
For individuals seeking LIEAP services in Pondera, Toole and Teton counties, they need to contact the North Central Area Agency on Aging at (406)-271-7553. For enrolled tribal members seeking LIEAP on the Blackfeet Reservation, they need to contact Blackfeet Tribal LIHEAP at (406)-338-7977.
For more Information about our Energy Assistance Programs and Services Call: 406-761-0310
Opportunities, Inc. provides Weatherization services to all six of the counties in our service area. The Weatherization program helps individuals improve the heating efficiency of their homes and reduce their energy consumption by installing insulation, weather-strip, caulking, water heater jackets and more. Following an energy audit, a professional installation crew will take measures to improve energy efficiency and safety of the household. The LIEAP application is also the Weatherization application. Once approved for LIEAP, households are automatically added to the next Weatherization priority list for consideration and are prioritized based on need.
Energy Share is a year-round, one-time emergency assistance loan program for individuals facing an energy emergency. All Energy Share loans must be re-paid. Energy Share of Montana is a private non-profit that works in partnership with Community Action Agencies. For those interested in applying for Energy Share, they can contact us, Energy Share or their utility provider.