Heating Assistance & Utilities

Important notice: The phone lines are open now to call and make your LIHEAP appointment.  Click here for more information including the phone numbers to call and a list of things you’ll need to bring for your appointment.

AMP (Arrearage Management Program):
Help for families with over $500 in past utility bills that are over 90 days past due*. Must be enrolled in LIHEAP program to be eligible for AMP. Contact your local electric company to request AMP program. (*other restrictions may apply, click on the link above to read more about AMP from Pine Tree Legal’s website)

Catholic Charities: 523-2770
Families can call for emergency assistance with fuel

Labor of Love, Greater Eastport Ecumenical Churches Association: 853-2373
Emergency fuel assistance; Salvation Army assistance

Joe for Oil: dial joe-4-oil
Emergency fuel assistance for low-income families

Machias Food Pantry, Centre Street Church: 255-6665
Emergency fuel assistance; Salvation Army assistance

Maine Seacoast Mission, Downeast Campus: 1-866-207-4010
Emergency fuel assistance

Refrigerator replacement (for low income resident with energy inefficient refrigerators): 800-828-7544
When you apply for LIHEAP, you are automatically considered for the Appliance Replacement Program and other assistance. Contact Washington Hancock Community Agency (WHCA) for a LIHEAP application or to inquire about your eligibility for appliance replacement.

Washington Hancock Community Agency (WHCA): 1-800-828-7544
LIHEAP and THAW fuel assistance; Assistance with heating system upgrades (ECIP & CHIP). Website has online forms to view or print.