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.

2022 Application for Heating Assistance (PDF; includes fillable fields)

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

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Heating Assistance Program Issues Supplements to Last Season's Clients

The State of Alaska Heating Assistance Program is issuing a $790 supplement award to households who received a grant during the 2020 - 2021 heating season.

Most clients will see this credit on their electric account with the following exceptions:

  • Any overpayments made to clients during the regular season will be recouped from the supplement by the Heating Assistance Program. These households may receive a reduced supplement or no supplement.
  • If a client received a direct payment during the regular season, or they heated with wood, the supplement is being sent to them as a direct payment.
  • If no electric account information was available on file for a client, the supplement is being sent to their heating vendor.
  • If multiple households resided within one home and applied separately, each household originally received an equal portion of the total grant. The supplement will be awarded the same way.

Vendors have been instructed to apply the supplement as follows:

  • As a credit to the customer's current account for future use.
  • Toward an unpaid balance from the 2020 - 2021 season.
  • Toward a past due amount (i.e., back balance) from any prior season.

The decision to send this money to electric vendors was based on comments received during our July public hearing and the fact that households can now apply for heating assistance for federal fiscal year 2022 which began on October 1, 2021 and will run through September 30, 2022 (the federal fiscal year).

These funds are not transferrable between family members, friends, or vendors.

These supplements are being processed in more than one batch. If you haven't seen a credit on your bill or received a direct payment by November 15, 2021, please e-mail the Heating Assistance Program at hss.dpa.policy@alaska.gov.

The FY 2022 Heating Assistance season is now open and accepting applications.


Contact Information

Contact our Virtual Contact Center (VCC) at 800-478-7778 or email us at hss.dpa.offices@alaska.gov.

Resources

What Are the Income Guidelines?

Household Size Monthly Income
1 $2,011
2 $2,721
3 $3,431
4 $4,141
5 $4,851
6 $5,561

For each additional household member, add $710.

When can I apply?

Applications for Heating Assistance are accepted October 1st through September 30th. If you are legally disabled or age 60 or older, your application will be expedited when received for the benefit year. You can contact us at 1-800-478-7778 or hss.dpa.offices@alaska.gov for assistance.The program begins issuing grants on the first working day in October.