The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program to help income eligible households offset the cost of heating and cooling their homes. Eligible homeowners or renters may qualify to have specific payment amounts credited to their electric utility accounts or receive help obtaining firewood, propane, pellets or heating oil. Priority is given to the elderly, disabled and families with children under age 5. Eligible El Dorado and Alpine County residents may apply for this program.
-- Applications for HEAP are accepted by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Applicants must meet MINIMUM POINT THRESHOLD eligibility under the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Priority Plan. South Lake Tahoe and Alpine County Residents, please call 530-573-3490 for appointment.
-- Applicants must provide proof and documentation of any of the following in the home: Child under 5 years, Disabled or Senior over 60 years or older.
-- Applicants not named on the primary utility bill for which they are applying for must fill out a Client/Customer Consent Form. In addition, the person named on the utility bill must sign the form. Forms are included in the application.
-- To turn in your completed HEAP Application you will need to call 530-621-6150 to make an appointment. Tahoe Basin Residents, please contact 530-573-3490 for program updates. To process your application, you must provide the following documents at the time of your appointment. (Please note: The office does not make document copies. You must provide your own copies. Incomplete applications will be returned.)
Check to see if you qualify using the Income Eligibility Wizard
Placerville Senior Center - 937 Spring Street, Placerville (530) 621-6150
South Lake Tahoe Office - 1360 Johnson Blvd., Suite 103, South Lake Tahoe (530) 573-3490Applications and appointments are also available in El Dorado Hills, Pollock Pines, Somerset, Cameron Park, and Greenwood Area(s). Call 530-621-6150 for times and locations.
Electricity/WPO Application Español Lake Tahoe and Alpine County residents only Natural Gas/Electricity Application
Energy Assistance Programs Brochure or call (530) 621-6150.
Email us at HEAP@edcgov.us
Related Links:Weatherization Program