Heating Assistance Program


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.

Eligibility Requirements

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.

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