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Energy Assistance

APIA’s Energy Assistance program can provide assistance with home heating fuel and electricity. This program is for households with at least one member who is Alaska Native/American Indian, who reside in the APIA service area (see Community List below), and who are income eligible (see Income Eligibility below).

Need an application?

Follow this link for our current application: http://www.apiai.org/etr-current-application/

Important Updates

Energy Assistance is open, as of November 15, 2023.

Public Comment

The 2024 Energy Assistance season plan (LIHEAP Model Plan) is available for the public to view. Click here to view the plan.


  • At least one household member who is American Indian/Alaska Native
  • Resides in the APIA service area, described below:

Community List

Akutan, Atka, False Pass, King Cove, Nikolski, Nelson Lagoon, Sand Point, St. George, St. Paul and Unalaska

Income Eligibility

 Household Members







*For each additional household member, add $803.

Maximum Monthly Net Income







Required Documentation

  • Completed Application
  • Tribal Card or Tribal Enrollment Letter
  • Recent fuel bill
  • Recent electric bill
  • Recent water bill

Have you had a paycheck in the last 30 days?

  • Paystubs from last 30 days (if you are paid biweekly, send in last two paystubs)

Have you had fishing or seasonal income in the last 12 months?

  • Proof of Fishing Income (settlement printouts covering last 12 months)

Have you had Social Security Income in the past 30 days?

  • This year, Social Security Income will not be counted as income. This will allow for our elders and individuals on Social Security to receive slightly higher awards.

Does anyone in your household, age 18+, have no income to report?

  • Each member age 18+ with no income to report needs to fill out, sign and date a no income statement on page 4.

Helpful Information

What can you do to prepare?

  • Keep paying your bills. While waiting for a decision on your Energy Assistance application, make regular payments each month to your electric and fuel vendors to prevent crisis.
  • Contact your electric and fuel vendors and get on a budget plan. Work with your vendors to spread out the cost of heating, making payments more manageable and easier to budget for.
  • Plan ahead! Set aside some (or all) of your PFD, Native Corporation Dividends, paycheck, or fishing settlement to pay for fuel and electricity this winter.