Project Share is a donation-based program that helps keeps homes warm through crisis situations like a sudden loss of income, expensive medical costs, malfunctioning heating equipment and other unforeseen circumstances that deplete available funds and make it difficult to pay household energy costs.

The program is a partnership between utilities, fuel vendors and community action agencies that provide emergency energy assistance to qualified households that have exhausted all other energy assistance resources.

The goal of Project Share is to help stabilize households-in-crisis for 30 days. People do not need to meet federal poverty guidelines to qualify, but they must contact their energy provider to make payment arrangements in order to avoid future emergencies.

  • •   Project Share funds can help cover utility bills, deposits, deliverables – oil, wood, coal or propane – and furnace repairs.
    •    Project Share decisions are made on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the Project Share Administration and Distribution of Funds Agreement.

Project Share currently receives donations from:

  • •    The Avista Corporation
    •    Avista employees
    •    Avista customers
    •    Ferry County PUD customers
    •    Inland Power & Light Corporation
    •    Inland Power & Light customers
    •    Modern Electric customers
    •    The Spokane AdFed Golf Tournament
    •    Community members, like you …

Project Share funds are distributed through community agencies in Washington, Idaho and Oregon, based on residential meter counts.