Energy Assistance is important to all that receive it, but more so if someone in your home is elderly, disabled or a young child under 6 years old. These persons are especially at risk for life threatening illness of death if their home is too cold in the winter or too hot in the summer.
Benefits may vary based upon the amount needed to alleviate the crisis; however, the maximum allowed benefit cannot exceed $500 per tribal fiscal year (October – September). An eligible household may receive assistance more than one time during the tribal fiscal year.
A household that applies must:
• Have at least one American Indian household member 18 years or age or older;
• Meet an income criteria;
• Be in a heating or cooling related emergency.