energy assistance

Part I: How This Process Works

  1. SNAP's 2022 Energy Assistance program will open appointments, while funding is available, on the third Tuesday of each month. Next appointment day is Tuesday, February 15th, at 8:00am for March appointments.

    Because of continued COVID 19 regulations appointments will continue to be scheduled as a Phone appointment for now. If you wish to come into an office please call 509-456-7627 (24 hours) ahead of your appointment to make arrangements to do so. SNAP staff will be transitioning back into offices soon.

    We are currently serving Avista customers with Emergency Share and Senior/Disabled Rate Discounts. We also have Project Share for Avista, Inland, Modern and deliverable fuels.

    Household's MUST reside in Spokane County.
    a. Not sure whether you live in Spokane County? Check the SNAP Offices link on the menu bar.
    b. If you live outside Spokane County and need assistance click the LIHEAP link on the menu bar.
    c. The average household monthly income must be at or below the income guidelines. For income guidelines check the Income Chart link on the menu bar.

  2. A new Energy/Heating season starts October 1st, of each calendar year. A household is eligible for assistance if it has Not received assistance from October 1st - September 30th of the current season.
  3. This web calendar/site is not for Project Share (emergency appointments). Phone (509)456-7627 to inquire about emergency Share appointments.
  4. If you have additional questions call SNAP at (509)456-7627, between 8:00am and 4:30pm (closed from noon to 1:00pm) M, T, W, F or between 10:30am and 4:30pm on Thursday's.

Part II: Getting an appointment

  1. You will need to fill in: total number of people in the household, the last 4 numbers of your Social Security Number, your name, address, phone number, birth date and all household income for the pay dates in the three calendar months before your appointment month. You will want to have all required information available before continuing, as the 15-minute clock will start when you click on the Start button.
  2. Fields marked with a red dot require information. Information is optional in all other fields. Click Continue when complete.
  3. When you complete the appointment request and it is determined that you MAY qualify you will be prompted to select a Phone Call location, date and a time period from the online calendar.
  4. Phone Intake appointments require a working phone number and that a household member be available at the appointment time chosen to answer the phone. Phone intake appointments will require mailing of forms. The application process is Not completed until all forms are returned by mail to the appropriate office.

Questions or Problems

  1. For questions that have not been answered, check the FAQ link on the menu bar.
Have you received assistance since 10/1 of this year?
We're sorry but Energy Assistance in only eligible once per heating season.

= Required Field

you must include ALL people in the home, this must include everyone in the same residence
Your Appointment Confirmation notice will be automatically sent to this address.

Type of Income December November October
Earned income  (gross) $ $ $
TANF $ $ $
GAU/GAX $ $ $
SSA $ $ $
SSI $ $ $
SSD $ $ $
Unemployment  (not taxed at the time received) $ $ $
Unemployment  (taxed at the time received) $ $ $
Child support  (received) $ $ $
Child support  (paid out) $ $ $
Pensions/retirement  (not taxed at the time rec'd) $ $ $
Pensions/retirement  (taxed at the time rec'd) $ $ $
Military $ $ $
Self-employed $ $ $
Other $ $ $

Click in the box to bring up calendar - clickable dates have appointments available
If you need to change your appointment, You can do so by clicking on the Office, Appointment Date, or Appointment Time fields above.