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

Benefit Information Hotline:
888-804-6330
(Outside Anchorage)

907-269-5777 (In Anchorage)

FY 2023 Income Guidelines

​# of
People
in Home

1
2
3
4
5
6

​Monthly
Gross
Income

$2,123
$2,861
$3,599
$4,335
$5,073
$5,811

For each additional household member, add $737.

Heating Assistance News



  • October 2021
    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.
  • November 19, 2020

    2020 Heating Assistance Program applications are currently being processed for awards. Once an applicant receives an application received letter, they can use the current year application ID number to inquire about the status of their award on the division’s hotline at 888-804-6330.


    We’re currently processing within our 45-day timeframe and anticipate that awards will begin to be released to vendors by the end of November.

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