Energy Assistance

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – We are pleased to inform you that our Energy Department has moved from the basement to the 1st floor of our KCR Building at 845 8th Street in Bremerton. The new walk-in hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM. We look forward to serving you!

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, oil, propane, wood, water, and sewer bills.

If you would like to learn more about our Energy programs, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.

If you would like to schedule an appointment, you may call the Energy line at (360) 479-1507

If you would like to schedule an appointment online, please see the eligibility requirements below.

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.

IMPORTANT: Please ensure that all requested paperwork is returned in a timely manner. We apologize for any delays in processing applications as we are currently experiencing high demand. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

IMPORTANT: All of our Energy Programs are subject to the availability of funds. Learn more about this here.



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.
  • CARES: October 1st – September 30th or until funding is exhausted.
  • LIHEAP: October 1st – September 30th or until funding is exhausted.
  • LIHWAP: October 1st – September 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 845 8th St., 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.

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