Energy Assistance

With rising utility and housing costs, and declining family incomes, KCR recognizes the increasing difficulty for low-income households to make ends meet.  The Energy Assistance program assists income-eligible renters and homeowners by providing financial assistance to pay their electric, natural gas, and heating bills.

If you would like to schedule an appointment, you may choose one of the following options:

  • Call the Energy line at (360) 479-1507
  • Visit our Energy Assistance office located at 1201 Park Ave. Bremerton, WA 98337

IMPORTANT: There are a limited number of appointments available. Once all open appointments are booked, appointments will no longer appear on the online appointment scheduler.

Please check our online scheduler each Monday to see if there are any appointments available due to cancellations.

If you would like to learn more about our Energy programs, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.  To review program eligibility and schedule an online appointment, please see the eligibility requirements below.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. You MUST reside in Kitsap County.
  1. You may only qualify ONE time for each program. Funding availability is as follows:
  • PSE: October 1st – September 30th or until funding is exhausted.
  • WEAF: October 1st – September 30th or until funding is exhausted.
  • LIHEAP: January 1st – June 30th or until funding is exhausted.
  1. You must be income eligible to qualify for energy assistance. For income guidelines, please review the link: Household Size and Income Chart.

I meet each of the above requirements and I wish to proceed.

What if I receive a disconnect notice?

Please call your utility company to find out if payment arrangements can be made. If you cannot work out an arrangement to keep your heat on, please bring your disconnect notice to our Energy office located at 1201 Park Ave., Bremerton, WA 98337 and you will be scheduled for a crisis appointment.

Can KCR make my home more weatherproof or energy efficient?

KCR may be able to help reduce your heating or cooling costs. Please see Weatherization for more information.