Energy Assistance Program (EAP)

Need help paying energy bill? Call 253-798-HEAT

The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) pays heating bills directly to utility companies for eligible applicants. Payments are based on eligible household’s fuel usage for the past 12 months and income. 

If your power is off call 253-798-3590 and leave a message. Staff will call you back to make an appointment.

Please call 253-798-4328 if you would like to:

  • Check the status of an application you mailed in;
  • Check the status of your online application; or
  • If you have received your LIHEAP benefit and now have a balance due, you can call and add yourself to the 2nd Assistance list. 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants must reside in Pierce County outside of the City of Tacoma, provide social security cards, a photo ID, and documents to verify your address and income. Applicants must also meet the below 2023-2024 guidelines to receive assistance:

 Family SizeMonthly Income (LIHEAP)Monthly Income (PSE Help)
1$1,823               $5,017
2$2,465$5,733
3$3,108$6,450
$3,750$7,167
$4,393$7,742
$5,035$8,317
$5,678$8,888
8$6,320$9,463
9$6,963$10,033
10$7,605$10,608


How to Apply

Apply for the Pierce County Energy Assistance Program over the phone

  • Call 253-798-4328.
  • For questions or other translations, please call 253-798-4400.

Apply for the Pierce County Energy Assistance Program ONLINE

Click here to apply online.

If you live within the city limits of Tacoma, apply here: Tacoma Assistance