> Washington Energy Assistance Program (EAP)
The Washington Energy Assistance Program (EAP) services provide payments are made to energy companies in most cases, or directly to clients to help pay a portion of home heating costs. Client education and furnace repair/replacement are also offered. These services are provided by a statewide network comprised of 27 local community-based nonprofit organizations and units of local government provide energy and weatherization services. The Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development (CTED) is designated by the Governor as the state-administering agency.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Washington, you must need financial assistance for home energy costs and your household's annual income before taxes must not exceed $13,537 if one person lives in the household; $18,212 if two people live in the household; $22,887 if three people live in the household; $27,562 if four people live in the household; $32,237 if five people live in the household; $36,912 if six people live in the household; $41,587 if seven people live in the household; and $46,262 if more than eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $4,675 for each additional person in the home.
To apply for Washington WorkFirst benefits, please contact your local agency at the following website:
Program Contact Information:
For more information on EAP, please visit the Washington Department of Community Trade and Economic Development web site: