Byrd Barr Place’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has closed for the season. We will no longer be accepting applications for energy assistance for electric, oil, wood, or propane as we have spent all of our allotted funds.

If you know clients who recently submitted an application, they will be informed in the next 2 weeks on the status of their application and whether they received funding.  If the applicant is unsure of their application status, please contact our main office to check after July 9th.

We anticipate re-opening the program in the fall, pending federal funding.  That will be a new “Program Year” and all clients will be eligible to apply at that time.  For updated information on when the program will open, visit Byrd Barr Place’s Energy Assistance page.

This year we served 7,630 households with an average benefit of $307.  In total, Byrd Barr Place distributed over $2.5 million in LIHEAP funds to low income Seattle residents.  Thank you to all of our fabulous partner organizations for all your help in facilitating the energy assistance process.

How can we help you?

You can check the status of your grant by creating an account through our online portal. We can also send you email notifications when the status of your application and/or grant changes.


To create an account and/or sign up for email notifications, visit


Visit our online support page for answers to common questions about: 



For information about why the organization changed its name to Byrd Barr Place, please check out our story. 


If you can't find an answer to your question or need support in Amharic, Spanish, Thai, Tigrinya, or Vietnamese, please reach out via phone at 206-812-4940. Visit our Contact Us page for additional details.