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Energy Assistance

BEC Residential Home Energy Assistance Program

Beartooth 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.

Eligibility Criteria

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

I currently receive benefits from one or more of the following programs*:

  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP/Energy Share/WAP)
  • Developmental/Disability Services
  • Family Emergency Services
  • Head Start
  • Health Coverage Assistance
  • Public or Subsidized Housing
  • School Breakfast/Lunch Program
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/Food Stamps)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Telecommunications Access Program  
  • Veterans Dependency & Indemnity Compensation (DIC)
  • Veterans Non-Service Disability Pension
  • Veterans’ Service Benefits (Chapter 115)
  • Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
  • Other: ________________________________________________
  • * Please provide proof of benefits, for example a copy of the certifying agency’s acceptance letter.

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

2020 Residential Home Energy Assistance Program Application

Send your completed form to:
Beartooth Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Residential Home Energy Assistance Program
PO Box 1110
Red Lodge, MT 59068


Operation Round Up

Every month, Beartooth co-op members who participate in Operation Round Up contribute to a fund to help their neighbors and other members. Find out more about the program here. To request assistance with your energy bills or other needs, fill out the application form here.

Send your completed form to:
Beartooth Electric Operation Round Up
PO Box 1110
Red Lodge, MT 59068

Completed forms can also be emailed to or send by fax to 406-446-3934, attention Stephanie Fletcher.



Montana Programs

Through the Department of Public Health and Human Services, Montana offers two programs to help low income families reduce heating costs. For information on these programs (LIEAP and WAP) call 800-332-2272.


Low Income Energy Assistance (LIEAP)

The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is a federally funded program available to persons who may not otherwise be able to afford heat during the winter. Montana LIEAP website

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

Weatherization assistance is designed to reduce energy costs and increase energy efficiency in the  homes of low-income persons, especially the elderly, disabled adults and families. Insulation, storm windows, caulking and other energy-conserving activities can be provided. Applicants must meet low income guidelines and be a state resident. MT LIEAP and WAP Application Form

Montana Energy Share Program

This program provides one-time assistance, most often in the form of help with a heating bill, but occasionally covering heating equipment repairs or other special energy needs. Members who live at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty level are eligible. Qualifications change annually, however, so you may still qualify even if you live slightly above income guidelines. The program also funds people of any income level if they face a true energy emergency. Program applications are considered on an individual basis. For more information about these programs, please call the BEC office at 406-446-2310 or see the following:

Energy Share of Montana
Phone: 406-442-4900



Wyoming Programs

Wyoming's Department of Family Services provides assistance through LIEAP and WAP to low-income households that qualify. For more information on these programs, call 800-246-4221.


Low Income Energy Assistance (LIEAP)

Applications for Wyoming LIEAP are taken from the first of October through the end of Feburary. To be eligible, applicants must be Wyoming residents and qualify for financial assistance. 
Wyoming LIEAP website

WY LIEAP Application Form 

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

WAP is designed to help low-income households overcome the high costs of energy by making their homes more energy-efficient. Priority is given to households with elderly (age 60 or older), or disabled members, or are home to children under age six. All weatherization work is based on a thorough energy audit of the home.

Powell Weatherization Office 307-754-2844