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Energy Assistance

Assistance is available for winter heating needs!

Concern for community is a core principle of cooperatives. Since 1998, Vigilante Electric has helped qualified members receive credit on their accounts to help with their winter heating needs.  Applications are available by contacting our office at 683-2327 or 800-221-8271 or you can download one here.  We follow the same income guidelines as the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP); however, our funding is limited so we strongly encourage those in need to also apply for the federal assistance. 

The application period for LIEAP is October 1, 2022 to April 30, 2023.  LIHEAP/Weatherization eligibility will be determined based upon the circumstances at the time of the application.  If you think you qualify, or are experiencing current hardship, call for an application. Each office serves specific counties so contact the office nearest you.  You can also download their application here.

Action Inc. Rocky Mountain Development Council  District IX HRDC
Butte LIEAP Office - Helena Bozeman
(800) 382-1325 (800) 356-6544 (800) 332-2796
(406) 496-4975 (406) 447-1625 (406) 587-4486


Another source of help is Energy Share of Montana, a private nonprofit organization whose primary purpose is to help Montanans faced with energy emergencies meet their needs and move towards self-reliance.  Requests for this assistance can also be made through the state offices above.

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