Apply now for heating assistance

The Heating Assistance Program (HAP) is designed to promote the general welfare and safeguard the health and well-being of Alaska’s population by​ offsetting the cost of home heating for eligible Alaskan residents.

The program assists households with income at or below 150% of the federal poverty income guidelines, who have a minimum of $200 in out-of-pocket heating costs per year, and meet all other eligibility criteria. The benefit is a one-time payment to the household’s vendor, sent to the vendor, and applied to the customer’s account as a credit. It is open to homeowners and renters. 

The program opened on October 1 and benefits begin to be issued on Nov. 1. The last day to apply for heating assistance each year is Aug. 31.

Applications are available at Department of Public Assistance offices throughout the state, WIC offices, vendor locations, senior centers, and online at You can also contact the Heating Assistance Office at 1-800-470-3058 or and they will mail one to you.

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