Home Energy Assistance Program

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) helps income-eligible households pay their energy bill or heating fuel provider. Eligible homeowners or renters may qualify to have a specific payment amount credited to their electric utility account or receive financial assistance in obtaining firewood, propane, pellets, or heating oil. In addition to the credit on their utility bill, eligible households will receive valuable information about energy conservation and practical tips on how to save money on energy costs. The Weatherization Program provides free energy efficiency measures to income-eligible households at no cost to residents. Learn about the Weatherization Program.

Priority is given to the elderly, disabled, and families with children under age 5. Eligible El Dorado and Alpine County residents may apply for this program.

Program Status

Please call our office regarding any updates to the status of these programs - (530) 621-6150

  • 2023 HEAP Program: Closed
  • 2023 EHEAP Program: Closed
  • 2024 HEAP Program: Closed
  • Weatherization Program: Open

Important HEAP Information

Currently the HEAP Program is out of funding. The program is no longer scheduling appointments. 

  • Applications for HEAP are accepted by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call 530-621-6150.
  • Applicants must meet minimum point threshold eligibility under the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Priority Plan. Applicants must provide proof and documentation of any of the following in the home: Child under 5 years, Disabled or Senior over 60 years or older.
  • You must provide copies of all required documents. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Required Document List(PDF, 146KB).
  • If you are applying for Wood, Propane, Oil, or Pellets, you must use one of our authorized vendors from our WPO Vendor List(PDF, 187KB).

HEAP Income Guidelines

Download a HEAP Application

HEAP Application Forms (Misc)

HEAP and Weatherization Office Locations

Placerville Senior Center
937 Spring Street
Placerville, CA
(530) 621-6150

South Lake Tahoe Office
1360 Johnson Blvd., Suite 103
South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 621-6150 

Energy Savings Resources and Upcoming Workshops

Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Information

Additional Information

Energy Assistance Programs Brochure(PDF, 900KB) or call (530) 621-6150.

Email us at HEAP@edcgov.us

Related Links

Complaints of possible fraud, waste and abuse can be reported to the HHS Inspector General's Hotline at 1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477) or DOE Inspector Generals Hotline at 1-800-541-1625.