ENERGY ASSISTANCE

  1. State of Montana COVID-19 Residential Electric Service Disconnect Moratorium
    Delinquent Account Holder Request to Negotiate a BEC Residential Electric Service Deferred Payment Agreement
  2. BEC Cares COVID-19 Emergency Assistance
  3. Operation Round Up 
  4. BEC Residential Home Energy Assistance
  5. BEC Pay Arrangement
  6. Montana & Wyoming Low Income Energy Assistance Programs (LIEAP)

1. State of Montana COVID-19 Residential Electric Service Disconnect Moratorium
Delinquent Account Holder Request to Negotiate a BEC Residential Electric Service Deferred Payment Agreement

BEC is committed to helping members during the State of Montana COVID-19 re-opening process. In addition to other significant efforts, BEC temporarily suspended disconnects to members and the collection and assignment of late fees and delinquent charges on all accounts beginning in March. In line with Governor Bullock’s State of Montana’s re-opening schedule, effective June 1, 2020, Montana Electric Cooperatives, including Beartooth Electric, the moratorium on disconnects, is lifted.

If you are a Montana Residential Electric Service Member and are eligible for COFID-19 related assistance, you may be eligible to negotiate a BEC Residential Electric Service Deferred Payment Agreement. The program details and application are below:

COVID-19 Montana Residential Cooperative Utility Disconnection Moratorium and Deferred Payment Agreement

2. BEC Cares COVID-19 Emergency Assistance

Please submit our online form and attach the required document. If you prefer a hard copy for mail application, download the BEC Cares Covid 19 Emergency Assistance Application (PDF) here. Thank you!

 

3. Operation Round Up

At times a little help is all that may be needed. Operation Round Up is here to help.

Keeping up with your monthly bills is never easy, especially for families juggling debt payments, household bills, and the day-to-day costs of raising a family. Even if you have a budget and stick to it, you may still be left panicking when an unforeseen bill or expense pops up to threaten your delicate financial balance.

If you’re looking for help paying your electric bill, please download, complete, and mail the Beartooth Electric Operation Round Up Application 2020 (PDF). If you prefer to have an application mailed, call the office at 406-446-2310.

4. RESIDENTIAL HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE

Blue scarf wrapped protectively around houseBeartooth Electric Cooperative (BEC) Member Services is pleased to announce we have upgraded the Low Income Senior Citizen (LISC) and Low Income Disabled(LID) Discount Program to allow more members to benefit from the discount. We have changed the name to BEC Residential Home Energy Assistance Program.

Annual Enrollment for current BEC members is October-December to receive benefits during the next year. New members will be enrolled at the time of membership.

Eligibility Criteria

  • A residential member of Beartooth Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BEC) (primary residence only)
  • A recipient of benefits under a state or federal assistance program (check all that apply below)

Residential Home Energy Assistance Application

  • * Please provide proof of benefits, for example a copy of the certifying agency’s acceptance letter.
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    Accepted file types: doc, docx, rtf, txt, odt, pdf, jpg, jpeg, gif, tiff, png, csv, xls, xlsx.

Don’t hesitate-eligible members submit your completed application today!

Please submit our electronic form and attach the required document. If you prefer a hard copy for mail application, download the Residential Home Energy Assistance Program Application (PDF). Thank you!

5. BEC PAY ARRANGEMENT

Set up a payment arrangement by calling the BEC office at 406-446-2310. Setup payments you can handle to get to zero balance.

6. MONTANA & WYOMING LOW INCOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

Federal programs are available in both Montana and Wyoming. The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) provides cash grants for home heating bills and emergencies. The weatherization program offer free weatherization measures to help you reduce your electricity. Contact your state’s program for more information.

MONTANA
7 N. 31st Street
Billings, MT 59103
Phone: 406-247-4710, 800-433-1411
Fax: 406-248-2943
Website: https://dphhs.mt.gov/hcsd/energyassistance

WYOMING
1401 Airport Parkway,
Suite 300
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: 800-246-4221
Website: https://www.lieapwyo.org/