LOCAL ASSISTANCE

This is where you can find some of our most utilized programs and those with the highest participation. You can visit Our Members page for more information on any of these, other helpful programs, assistance you may qualify for or to apply for any services. There you will find the agency that serves your county. If you need help, please use the help button in the top corner or click to our Contact page to reach out

The Emergency Food Assistance Program

This program provides emergency food, including United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) commodities, to each state. The state then coordinates with local Emergency Feeding Organizations (EFOs) to distribute the emergency food to eligible households through local food banks, food pantries and soup kitchens. This assistance is intended to be a supplement; typically the products distributed to each household provide between three and five days of food.

The types of food available for distribution depend on agricultural market conditions and may include canned vegetables and fruits, pasta, beans, tuna, peanut butter and occasionally frozen protein products such as chicken.

Family Size
Annual Income LimitMonth Income Limit
1$32,200.00$2,683.33
2$43,550.00$3,629.17
3$54,900.00$7,575.00
4$66,250.00$5,520.83
5$77,600.00$6,466.67
6$88,950.00$7,412.50
7$100,300.00$8,358.33
8$111,650.00$9,304.17
Each Addition Members$11,350.00$945.83

Application Requirements

Individuals or household members applying for food assistance must reside in the state of Idaho at the time they apply for assistance. Some agencies may require additional documentation. Please contact your local agency to apply or determine eligibility by visiting Our Members Page.

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (also known as LIHEAP) is a program designed to help make home heating more accessible to those in need. This program assists eligible individuals and families with home heating costs, avoid disconnection and maintain a warm and safe home during the winter months. Additionally, those that are facing an emergency situation can apply for Crisis Assistance year-round (as funding allows). To complete a one-time application, or to apply for emergency assistance, you can visit Our Members page to find the agency that serves your county. You may use the agency’s website to apply online or call the agency to start the application process. You may also download the application HERE

Family Size
Annual Income LimitMonth Income Limit
1$24,904.00$2,075.33
2$32,567.00$2,713.92
3$40,229.00$3,352.42
4$47,892.00$3,991.00
5$55,555.00$4,629.58
6$63,217.00$5,268.08
7$64,654.50$5,387.88
150% of the Poverty Income Guidelines
8$66,990.00$5,582.50
9$73,800.00$6,150.00
10$80,610.00$6,717.00
Each Additional Member$6,810.00$567.00

The Low-Income Home Water Assistance Program

The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) is a temporary emergency relief service which provides assistance to eligible households with their water and wastewater bills. Those that are eligible for LIHEAP meet the eligibility requirements for LIHWAP as well. Eligible individuals and families may apply by completing the LIHEAP application HERE and/or visit Our Member page to begin the application process.

Application Requirements

– Gross income documentation for all household members
– Verification of Social Security Number for all household members
– Birth dates for all household members
– Verification of US Citizenship, US Nationality, legal permanent residency, or qualified alien status for all household members
– Proof of current address
– Water and wastewater bill or other documentation with the account number and information of primary provider.

Application Requirements

  • Names & birth dates for all household members
  • Social security numbers for all household members
  • Heating energy vendor name/account number (utility bill)
  • Electricity vendor name/account number (electricity bill)
  • Verification of residential address (utility bill)
  • Verification of income (wage stubs, Social Security/Social Security Insurance award letters, etc.)

Weatherization Assistance

This year-round program, for both renters and homeowners, offers long-term solutions to help save on energy bills, as well as financial and maintenance assistance when home units need to be serviced. This program focuses on reducing energy use, reducing health and safety issues and making it easier for families to heat their homes in cold months. For more information on weatherization, to determine eligibility, or to begin the application process, please visit Our Member page to contact the agency that serves your county. If you live in a county served by either Community Council of Idaho or Western Idaho Community Action Partnership, please contact Metro Community Services for your weatherization needs

Family Size
Annual Income LimitMonth Income Limit3-Month Income Limit
1$27,180.00$2,265.00$6,795.00
2$36,620.00$3,051.67$9,155.00
3$46,060.00$3,838.33$11,515.00
4$55,500.00$4,625.00$13,875.00
5$64,940.00$5,411.67$16,235.00
6$74,380.00$6,198.3318,595.00
7$83,820.00$6,985.00$20,955.00
8 (150% FPL)$93,260.00$7,771.67$23,315.00
Each Additional Member$9,440.00$768.67$2,360.00

Application Requirements

  • Names & birth dates for all household members
  • Social security numbers for all household members
  • Heating energy vendor name/account number (utility bill)
  • Electricity vendor name/account number (electricity bill)
  • Verification of residential address (utility bill)
  • Verification of income (wage stubs, Social Security/Social Security Insurance award letters, etc.)

Community Services Block Grant

The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) works to empower individuals and families in need become fully self-sufficient, as Also known as CSBG, this program provides funds to state agencies working to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty in Idaho communities. With the support of CSBG funding, Idaho’s Community Action Network work toward common goals, such as:

  • Increased self-sufficienc
  • Improved living conditions
  • Ownership of and pride in their communities, and
  • Strong family and support systems

Idaho Community Action Agencies utilize CSBG funds for a variety of programs and services to best support and build their communities. To learn more about services and assistance you may qualify for, please visit Our Members page to contact the agency that provides for your county.

Family Size
Annual Income LimitMonth Income Limit
1$25,760.00$2,146.67
2$34,840.00$2,903.33
3$43,920.00$3,660.00
4$53,000.00$4,416.67
5$62,080.00$5,173.33
6$71,160.00$5,930.00
7$80,240.00$6,686.67
8$89,320.00$7,443.33
Each Addition Members$9,080.00$756.67

Application Requirements

You will need to provide information related to your household circumstances. This can include who lives in your household, the amount of income received by household members and demographic information.