In May of 2008, the State Legislature created the Alaska Heating Assistance Program (AKHAP) for households with income between 150% and 225% of the poverty income guidelines.
The program helps households pay a portion of home heating expenses. The program runs from October 1 through April 30. Households with elderly or disabled members may apply from September 1 through April 30. All other households may apply beginning October 1st. The first benefit checks will be processed on November 2, 2011.
If gross monthly income requirements are under a certain level, households may be eligible. To view these amounts, visit http://www.hss.state.ak.us/dpa/programs/hap/.
How to Apply
Applications can be picked up at any Department of Public Assistance office, downloaded at the website, or by calling 1-800-470-3058 to request an application by mail. It can take up to 45 days to process your application.