This program provides assistance for both heating and non-heating Avista expenses and usually has funding available throughout the year.

Key Facts –

  • Household grants will be either $100 or $400, determined by household monthly charges for the 12 months prior to application
  • Households are eligible for this program once per heating season (from October 1st to September 30th of the following year).

Eligibility –

  • Households with an open Avista gas or electric account
  • Households with a member 60 or over & whose name is on the account



Senior, Disabled Assistance requests can be done over the phone or in person. To inquire about an appointment call 456-SNAP

Senior, Disabled Assistance is funded from tariff fees collected through Avista’s LIRAP program (Low-Income Rate Assistance Program).