Need help with home energy bills? Whitman County Library and Community Action Center are partnering together to bring energy assistance to local towns around Whitman County. The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) offers a one-time payment to help qualified Whitman County residents make their energy bills more affordable. The funding pays a portion of energy costs, but the payment is not intended to cover the yearly cost of a residence.

Programs have been scheduled on the following library branches, dates and times:

Monday, May 14 – Oakesdale 1 to 3 p.m.

Monday, May 21 – St. John 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tuesday, May 29 – Endicott 1 to 3 p.m.

Every Wednesday and Thursday – Colfax Council Aging Office (with appointment)

To qualify, a family’s annual income must meet the eligibility guidelines. To schedule an appointment, please contact Community Action toll free at (800) 482-3991. All participants must provide the following information:

·        Social Security cards for everyone in the household

·         Photo ID for all adults

·         Proof of income (before taxes or deductions) for the previous three months

·         Current energy bill

·         If applicable – proof of college financial aid

·         If applicable – proof of child support payments

For more information or additional dates, visit the library’s Events Calendar at, call Whitman County Library toll free at (877) 733-3375 or Community Action at (800) 482-3991.

For a complete list of events and programs happening in all fourteen Whitman County Library branches, visit the Whitman County Library website or our Blog at, the library's events calendar, Facebook, Twitter,  or call the library at 397-4366 or 877-733-3375 toll-free.