The Energy Assistance Program is now open year-round.

Please feel free to apply online or call us for assistance. Byrd Barr Place is NOT currently scheduling appointments for Energy Assistance until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Now you can fill out your Energy Assistance Program Application online!

After you apply you can check the status of your grant and find out how much you were awarded. 

Keep your heat and lights on.

Winter heating bills are costly. Instead of worrying about which bills to pay, let Byrd Barr Place help. On average, households receive $307 to help pay energy bills. With the program now available year-round, we can also assist with heating costs during the summer months. Certain limitations apply.



Byrd Barr Place’s Energy Assistance Program provides financial assistance to help eligible households pay their annual heating costs. Byrd Barr Place also provides furnace repairs, cleanings and replacements for qualified homeowners, as well as rental assistance for renters. We offer two energy assistance programs.

LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)

  • A federal program that provides household assistance with electric, gas, wood, propane, or oil.
  • Applicants must be at or below 125% of Federal Poverty Guidelines (see eligibility).
  • Payments range from $100 to $1000.
  • Applications are accepted once per year (October – September), as funding is available.
Seattle City Light Energy Equity Rate Pilot
  • A new pilot program that City Light is introducing in partnership with Byrd Barr Place to give customers what they need to pay their utility bills.
  • Provides help to customers with tailored benefits and support specific to their needs.
  • Available for a limited time only
  • Application forms:
  • Please DO NOT send applications to Seattle City Light
    • Mail applications to:
      Byrd Barr Place
      722 18th Ave

      Seattle, WA 98122



    • Call 206-812-4940 for assistance through the application process


PSE HELP (Puget Sound Energy Home Energy Lifeline Program)

  • Provides assistance for eligible Puget Sound Energy customers who use natural gas and live in Seattle.
  • Applicants must be at or below 150% of Federal Poverty Guidelines (see eligibility).
  • Payments range from $100 to $1000.
  • Applications are accepted once per year (October to September).
  • Puget Sound Energy customers can apply to both the LIHEAP Program and the PSE HELP Program.

Please visit our Eligibility page for more information on how to qualify for assistance. For details about how to apply, please visit our How to Apply page.

Click here to find out if you are eligible.


How to Apply
Click here for information on how to apply.


Required Documents
Click here to know what to include with your application.


After You Apply
Click here to find out what to do after you submit your application.


Frequently Asked Questions
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