General Contact Number: (530) 621-5567

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The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) helps income-eligible households pay their energy bill or heating fuel provider.  Eligible homeowners or renters may qualify to have specific payment amount credited to their electric utility account or receive financial assistance in obtaining firewood, propane, pellets or heating oil. In addition to the credit on their utility bill, eligible households will receive valuable information about energy conservation and practical tips on how to save money on energy costs.

Priority is given to the elderly, disabled and families with children under age 5. Eligible El Dorado and Alpine County residents may apply for this program.

Program Status:  

2020 HEAP Program:  OPEN
2020 HEAP CARES Program:  CLOSED
2021 HEAP Program: OPEN
2021 HEAP ARPA Program: OPEN
LIHWAP Program: Coming Soon. Check back for program status. Program information and details HERE

Important HEAP Information:

--  Applications for HEAP are accepted by APPOINTMENT ONLY. To make an appointment, please call 530-621-6150. Tahoe Basin Residents, applications are accepted on a walk-in basis on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. For more information, please call (530) 573-3490.

-- Applicants must meet MINIMUM POINT THRESHOLD eligibility under the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Priority Plan. Applicants must provide proof and documentation of any of the following in the home: Child under 5 years, Disabled or Senior over 60 years or older.

-- You must provide copies of all required documents. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Required Document List.

-- If you are applying for Wood, Propane, Oil, or Pellets, you must use one of our authorized vendors from our WPO Vendor List.

-- For information on PG&E and their response to the COVID-19 virus. Click here.

HEAP Income Guidelines:  

Income Guidelines

Download a HEAP Application:

HEAP Application:    Electricity/WPO Application     
Aplicacion HEAP/Espanol:   Aplicacion HEAP/Espanol
Weatherization Application: 
   Weatherization Application


HEAP Application Forms (Misc):

Certification of Income and Expense Form -Zero Income
Self-Employment Worksheet
Client Education Confirmation of Receipt
Statement of Citizenship Form
Account Holder Authorization and Consent Form 

HEAP and Weatherization Office Locations:

Placerville Senior Center - 937 Spring Street, Placerville    (530) 621-6150

South Lake Tahoe Office - 1360 Johnson Blvd., Suite 103,  South Lake Tahoe   (530) 573-3490   *Office Hours are Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  No appointment necessary, walk-ins are welcome.

Off-Site Intake Locations - Click here   Due to COVID-19 Directives all Off-Site Intake Locations have been cancelled until further notice
To better serve our households in rural communities, please visit us at one of our Off-Site locations. No appointment necessary at Off-Site locations. Households are seen on a first-come, first serve basis. During inclement weather, please call the HEAP office before going to location.

   *Georgetown Offsite Location has reopened.   New location: Georgetown Library the 2nd Friday of each month from 12-4 p.m.
   *Pollock Pines Offsite Location has reopened.  
   *Pioneer Park Offsite Location has reopened.

Energy Savings Resources and Upcoming Workshops:

Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Information

  • Check your home address to get details for current and future PSPS outages- Click Here
  • Find a local Communty Resource Center nearest you that is open during a PSPS event. These centers offer handwashing stations, medical equipment charging, device charging, WI-FI, bottled water and snacks. Find a location near you
  • For information regarding what tools and resources are available for Californians who have been impacted by wildfires and utility-directed power shutoffs- Click Here
  • Download a copy of the Public Safety Power Shutoffs Resource Guide

Low Income Household Water Assistance Program- Coming Soon
Learn more about this new federal program that will provide financial assistance to low-income Californians to help manage their residential water utility costs. Learn More

For More Information: 

Energy Assistance Programs Brochure or call (530) 621-6150.


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Related Links:
Weatherization Program 


Complaints of possible fraud, waste and abuse can be reported to the HHS Inspector Generals Hotline at 1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477) or DOE Inspector Generals Hotline at 1-800-541-1625.