Energy Assistance

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APIA’s Energy Assistance program can provide assistance with fuel and electricity. This program is for households with a tribally enrolled member who reside in the APIA service area (see Community List below), and who are income eligible (see Income Eligibility below).

Important Updates

The 2019 Energy Assistance Season is on hold due to a delay in federal funding. The Season cannot open until federal funding is received. To the best of our knowledge, we hope to receive this funding in mid-November, 2018 at the earliest.

Priority Processing for Complete Applications

  1. Crisis (out of fuel or electricity, or within 48 hours of being out of fuel or electricity)
  2. Elders age 60 and over, children 5 and under, individuals with a legal disability
  3. All other households


  • Tribally enrolled 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 $653.

Maximum Monthly Net Income







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.