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Heating Assistance Program (HAP)

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. 

2020 Application for Heating Assistance (includes fillable fields)

Please ensure applications that are sent by email include the required signatures.

New iconNovember 19, 2020
2020 Heating Assistance Program applications are currently being processed for awards. Once an applicant receives an application received letter, they can use the current year application ID number to inquire about the status of their award on the division’s hotline at 1 (888) 804-6330.

We’re currently processing within our 45-day timeframe and anticipate that awards will begin to be released to vendors by the end of November.

Program Basics

The Heating Assistance 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 opens on October 1. Applications are available at Public Assistance offices throughout the state, WIC offices, vendor locations, senior centers, and on line at beginning on October 1. You can also contact any Public Assistance Office by email or phone, or and we’d be happy to mail one out to you.
Benefits are planned for delivery beginning in November. A Hotline will be available for clients to check the status of their application. Clients will need to access their information using the application ID listed on their current year application received notice.
One benefit is issued per “season” which runs from September 1 through August 31. For more information, please visit our Client Resources page. The last day to apply for heating assistance each year is August 31.
The program can also assist with deposits to establish service in subsidized rental buildings in which heat is included in the rent but the tenant pays for their own electric or gas for cooking. This component is known as the Subsidized Rental Housing Utility Deposit (SRHUD). Applications for the Subsidized Rental Housing Deposit are accepted year-round:2020 SHRUD Program application.