Various grants are available to those who qualify for short-term rental assistance.
The Energy Assistance program is available as a bill credit to members who are reenrolled on the standard Residential rate and have qualified for assistance through another program for low-income households such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Free/Reduced Lunch Program, Apple Health (MEDICAID), Social Security Disability (SSDI), San Juan County Senior/Disabled Tax Exemption Program, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Rental Assistance, Other Utility Assistance. OPALCO clients can apply directly here: https://www.opalco.com/energy-assist-application
A program for those needing extra assistance during hardship. You must be an active residential member of OPALCO for the 4 months prior to application. Applications for Project Pal are coordinated directly with the Orcas Community Resource Center. Call Cheryl at 360-376-3184 oe email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application or for more information.
This seasonal program assists with heating expenses for qualifying households. Call Cheryl at 360-376-3184 oe email email@example.com for more information.
The goal of the weatherization program is to increase and update home energy efficiency to promote safe and healthy homes.
OCRC can provide assistance with the application process for LifeLine, which funds free cell phones for qualifying individuals and households.