Energy and Weatherization Programs

Address
151 W. 7th Ave, Room 560
Eugene, OR  97401

Lane County Energy Programs
541-682-3378 
Email ENERGY Programs
 

The Lane County Human Services Division operates Energy Assistance and Weatherization programs.

The following COVID Relief Energy Assistance programs are being offered to households who have been directly impacted by COVID-19:

LIHEAP CARES for all heat sources for households within 60% of the Oregon Median Income is currently accepting applications so long as funding permits.

EASCR  for all heat sources will open to households within 80% of the Area Median Income on August 3rd so long as funding permits.

The following Utility Specific Energy Assistance programs are currently accepting applications. See the drop down menus below for the contact information for these programs:

OEAP for Pacific Power customers
OLGA for Northwest Natural Gas customers
ERAP for EPUD customers

The income guidelines for all programs can be seen in the drop down menu below.  All programs are at or below 60% of the Oregon Median Income except for EASCR which is at or below 80% of the Area Median Income.

For information on LIHEAP, see the Quick Link on this page or go directly to www.lanecounty.org/liheap.

Households can apply for more than one program. 

INCOME ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for assistance, a household’s income (total household income from all sources before any deductions) must be within the following income guidelines for LIHEAP, LIHEAP CARES, OEAP, OLGA, GAP and ERAP.

Eligibility is based on the following

  • Household size – Number of household members

  • Gross monthly income – All household income before any deductions

2019/2020
60% of Oregon Median Income
Household Size Gross Monthly Income Gross Annual Income
1 $ 2,165.25 $ 25,983
2 $ 2,831.50 $ 33,978
3 $ 3,497.75 $ 41,973
4 $ 4,163.92 $ 49,967
5 $ 4,830.17 $ 57,962
6 $ 5,496.42 $ 65,957
7 $ 5,621.33 $ 67,456
8 $ 5,746.25 $ 68,955
9 $ 5,871.17 $ 70,454
10 $ 5,996.08 $ 71,953
11 $ 6,121.00 $ 73,452
12 $ 6,245.92 $ 74,951
Each Additional Member, add: $ 124.92 $ 1,499.00


To be eligible for assistance, a household’s income (total household income from all sources before any deductions) must be within the following income guidelines for EASCR.

Eligibility is based on the following

  • Household size – Number of household members

  • Gross monthly income – All household income before any deductions



EPUD Customers

EMERALD RATE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ERAP) – Program is funded by EPUD to help special customers with their energy bill.  This program is available to EPUD households that meet the income qualifications and have one of the following criteria:  A household member with a permanent disability, and/or age 60 or over, households with children under the age of 6 years old.  Participants will receive $300 credit to their EPUD account over a 4-month period at $75 per month; this credit will only be applied towards current charges.  Participants must fill out and sign an ERAP application.  Program starts in the spring. 

If interested in either EPUD program, please call Lane County Energy Programs at 541-682-3378

NORTHWEST NATURAL Customers

OREGON LOW-INCOME GAS ASSISTANCE (OLGA) – Program is funded by Northwest Natural. This program is available to all Northwest Natural (NWN) customers who meet the income qualifications. The OLGA program provides a one-time payment that is applied directly to the applicant’s NWN account.

OLGA Agencies:

Senior citizens, ages 60 and older

Campbell Community Center in Eugene 541-682-5354

General Public
Catholic Community Services in Eugene 541-345-3642  
Catholic Community Services in Springfield 541-747-8349
Community Sharing in Cottage Grove 541-942-6492

PACIFIC POWER Customers

OREGON ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (OEAP) – Program is funded by customers of Pacific Power.  This program is available to Pacific Power customers who meet income qualifications.

OEAP Agencies:

Catholic Community Services in Eugene 541-345-3642 
Catholic Community Services in Springfield 541-747-8349
Community Sharing in Cottage Grove 541-942-6492

WEATHERIZATION

The Lane County Human Services Division partners with the Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County (Homes for Good) to provide home weatherization services throughout Lane County.  The Weatherization program assesses homes for weatherization needs and installs insulation and windows and seals heating ducts. The weatherization program is designed to assist income-qualified Lane County residents, both owners and renters, to reduce energy usage in their homes.

To place your name on Homes for Good's Weatherization waiting list, please call 541-682-2561.

McKenzie/Holiday Farm Fire Information -

Non-emergency call center at 541-682-3977

www.lanecounty.org/mckenziefire