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Energy Assistance

Programs through Beartooth Electric Cooperative

Our low income seniors program (LISD) and the disabled (LIDD) program discount the electricity bills of qualified applicants. Recipients must enroll each year to receive the benefit. Click here to download application forms or call the BEC office (406-446-2310) and ask us to mail the forms. The Beartooth office has applications for the State programs as well.


Operation Round Up

Every month, Beartooth co-op members who participate in Operation Round Up contribute to a fund to help their neighbors and other members. Find out more about the program here. To request assistance with your energy bills or other needs, fill out the application form here.

Send your completed form to:
Beartooth Electric Operation Round Up
PO Box 1110
Red Lodge, MT 59068

Completed forms can also be emailed to or send by fax to 406-446-3934, attention Linda Dukart.



Montana Programs

Through the Department of Public Health and Human Services, Montana offers two programs to help low income families reduce heating costs. For information on these programs (LIEAP and WAP) call 800-332-2272.


Low Income Energy Assistance (LIEAP)

The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is a federally funded program available to persons who may not otherwise be able to afford heat during the winter. Montana LIEAP website

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

Weatherization assistance is designed to reduce energy costs and increase energy efficiency in the  homes of low-income persons, especially the elderly, disabled adults and families. Insulation, storm windows, caulking and other energy-conserving activities can be provided. Applicants must meet low income guidelines and be a state resident. MT LIEAP and WAP Application Form

Montana Energy Share Program

This program provides one-time assistance, most often in the form of help with a heating bill, but occasionally covering heating equipment repairs or other special energy needs. Members who live at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty level are eligible. Qualifications change annually, however, so you may still qualify even if you live slightly above income guidelines. The program also funds people of any income level if they face a true energy emergency. Program applications are considered on an individual basis. For more information about these programs, please call the BEC office at 406-446-2310 or see the following:

Energy Share of Montana
Phone: 406-442-4900



Wyoming Programs

Wyoming's Department of Family Services provides assistance through LIEAP and WAP to low-income households that qualify. For more information on these programs, call 800-246-4221.


Low Income Energy Assistance (LIEAP)

Applications for Wyoming LIEAP are taken from the first of October through the end of Feburary. To be eligible, applicants must be Wyoming residents and qualify for financial assistance. 
Wyoming LIEAP website

WY LIEAP Application Form 

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

WAP is designed to help low-income households overcome the high costs of energy by making their homes more energy-efficient. Priority is given to households with elderly (age 60 or older), or disabled members, or are home to children under age six. All weatherization work is based on a thorough energy audit of the home.

Powell Weatherization Office 307-754-2844