Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe

Low Income Household Assistance Programs

​LIHEAP – Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and LIHWAP Low Income Home Water Assistance Program are funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services. These programs provide financial assistance to income-eligible families costs for heating, cooling, water and wastewater. The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe has to abide by the requirements and guidelines issued by the US Department of Health and Human Services for the LIHEAP program when distributing funds. More information about LIHEAP can be found on this web site:  www.acf.hhs.gov

LIHEAP funds are distributed by the US Department of Health and Human Services to states and to tribes within states.

Eligible American Indian households on the Lower Elwha Klallam Reservation plus eligible Lower Elwha Klallam households within a 15 mile radius of the Lower Elwha Klallam Reservation.

LIHEAP & LIHWAP Plans
Your input is important!!
The FY22 LIHEAP and LIWAP Model Plans are available by clinking on the links below, if you would like a printed copy please request one with the Social Services Receptionist.

• This year LEKT has made a shift from using Federal Poverty Level (FPL) Income Guidelines to State Medium Income (SMI) Guidelines; all other application and documents requirements will remain the same.

Response can be submitted by the following methods

  1. Smart Sheet Link: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/61c1fba621934537956dc4d0c7f6574f
  2. Email: LEKT.LIHWAP@elwha.org  In subject line please include: “Public Comment”
  3. In Person: Social Services Department;  3080 Lower Elwha Road, Port Angeles, WA 98363

How to Apply

Call Social Services at 360.565.7257 for an appointment.

IF YOU RECEIVED LIHEAP LAST YEAR,  you will need to supply a new one to determine eligibility based on federal guidelines.

  • Must have current income verification for the three months prior to appointment date.
  • Must Photo ID if it is not in your file from last year.
  • Must have current landlord statement

IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE LIHEAP LAST YEAR , YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING:

  • Must have current income verification for the three months prior to appointment date.
  • Must Photo ID if it is not in your file from last year.
  • Must have current landlord statement
  • Social Security Cards of all members of the family
  • Proof of tribal enrollment

Requirements

When applying for LIHEAP, please bring the following for all members living within the household:

  • ​Social Security Cards
  • Photo Identification
  • Tribal Enrollment Information
  • Birth Certificates
  • Three months of income for everyone in the household
 

ENERGY SAVING INFORMATION FOR YOU AND YOUR HOME