Heating Assistance, in which eligible tribal members are provided with a credit on their account with their primary heat provider

Crisis Energy Assistance, in which members are provided a credit on their account with their primary heat provider (target households)

Cooling Assistance, in which members are provided a credit on their account with their primary electric provider (target households)

 

Target Households are defined as:

  • 60 years or older (refers to applicant who is an enrolled tribal member)
  • Disabled (Sault Tribe members receiving SSI or SSI Disability in own name)
  • Age 5 years or under (child must be an enrolled Sault Tribe member and a permanent year-around resident of the tribal service area) 

    ANDThe household income is at or below 100 percent of poverty, 125 percent for Crisis;

    AND
    The household demonstrates energy need (credit on primary heating accounts less than $50 will be accepted as a demonstration of need).

 

In order to process your application, we will need copies of the following:

  • Sault Tribe membership card and/or Social Security cards for all household members
  • Social Security cards for head of household
  • Proof of income for the past three months for all members of the household or current food stamp verification

    Income includes employment, child support (must have printout from the Friend of the Court), FIP grant, food stamps, workmen’s comp, Social Security award letters, etc.
     
  • A copy of the heat bill for heating and crisis and electric for cooling in the applicant’s name

We are unable to process your application without this information.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program application.pdf

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