Find how to get financial help, grants for bills, and assistance in all cities, counties and areas of Idaho including Boise.
An assistance program that provides low or free health insurance to both working and non working families in an effort to to help them pay medical bills. 1-877-456-1233
This is an assistance program offered by many utility companies that can help with both paying utility bills and other basic needs. The find aid from this program is used to address needs such as clothing, food, rent, shelter, medical costs, utility bills, and education expenses. However any help provided is not limited to just these categories.
Assists families with buying health insurance for qualifying children. The Access Card is a premium medical assistance program that is administered in partnership with Idaho insurance carriers. idahohealth.org
Access to Health Insurance (AHI)
This program helps employees of small businesses enroll in employer-sponsored insurance. It will also assist their families with health care needs.
Idaho Child Care Program (ICCP)
Helps lower income families in Idaho pay for child care costs. This program is for parents who either work or are attending school. (208) 455-7106, or read child care assistance in Idaho.
Temporary Assistance for Families in Idaho (TAFI)
The goals of the TAFI program are to provide employment opportunities for families and to support and encourage both personal and family responsibility. This programs primary focus is to assist those who require more than government financial aid alone can or should provide. 208-334-5500
Social Services and Case Assistance
The Idaho Department of Health offers several resources for the low income. Families can get help for paying medical bills, free food, rent, energy bills, and other financial assistance. Read more Idaho public assistance.
Foreclosure and Mortgage Programs
There are several different non-profits to contact in Idaho for foreclosure and mortgage help. These agencies help thousands of homeowners every year. Learn more on Idaho HUD agencies.
Idaho Clinics Provide Free Health Care
State residents, no matter their income, can turn to a free or low cost community or health care clinic. Dozens of centers operate across the state and each center offers a wide variety of medical and/or dental care to people who need help. Read more.
A large number of dental centers and clinics operate across Idaho and provide a number of free or low cost services and assistance. Read more on Idaho dental clinics.
Government and non-profit administered medical assistance is available for uninsured families. Individuals in Idaho who either lack health insurance or that have limited coverage may be able to receive treatment, prescription medications, free medical care and other support. Continue.
Assistance and Discounts on Telephone Bills
There are two government programs that can assist low income Idaho families. They either provide monthly discounts on existing telephone bills or help pay to connect a new service. They can also assist with wireless devices. More details on ITSAP Idaho telephone bill assistance programs.
Older residents and senior citizens in Idaho can get help from the Agency on Aging. Numerous services and assistance programs are available. They range from free home delivered meals, information on medical bills and prescriptions, and home care. More Idaho Agency on Aging.
Rental Voucher in Idaho
Very low income families, the elderly, or homeless may be able to receive rent help or section 8 subsidies from several HUD affiliated housing authorities. Continue with section 8 in Idaho.
Legal Programs and Advice
Law firms and attorneys can provide pro-bono (free) advice to clients for dealing with a large number of legal issues and concerns. Read about how to get free legal advice in Idaho for such issues as housing, predatory loans, government programs, and family matters.
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare administers a wide variety of resources for families with a disabled member or their caregivers. Some of what is available includes housing, in-home care, employment support, food, and other financial aid. Learn more.
Social Services and Emergency Aid in Idaho
One of the nation’s leading non-profits, the Salvation Army, has several centers in Idaho. The organization can provide financial help for basic needs (such as rent, energy bills, and food) as well as job training opportunities and case management. More Idaho Salvation Army.
Food Pantries and Banks
Get the addresses and phone numbers of food banks and distribution centers that operate in Idaho. The locations provide free food, groceries, and maybe other forms of non-financial aid, such as clothing, to qualified low income residents. More information on Idaho food banks and pantries.
Self-Sufficiency, Government Grants and Employment Assistance
Community action agencies can assist with short term needs by helping residents apply for grants for housing, energy bills, and more. The centers will also assist with longer term needs such as job training, employment counseling, and educational services. More information.
Energy Bill Assistance
Find where to go to and who to call for help with paying your energy and heating bills in Idaho. A large number of assistance programs can help the low income and other. Click here.
Ada County (Boise)
Bannock County (Pocatello)
Bear Lake (Paris)
Bingham County (Blackfoot)
Blaine County (Hailey)
Bonner County (Sandpoint)
Bonneville County (Idaho Falls)
Boundary County (Bonners Ferry)
Camas County (Fairfield)
Canyon County (Caldwell)
Caribou County (Soda Springs)
Cassia County (Burley)
Clearwater County (Orofino)
Franklin County (Preston)
Idaho County (Grangeville)
Kootenai County (Coeur d Alene)
Lincoln County (Shoshone)
Minidoka County (Rupert)
Nez Perce County (Lewiston)
Oneida County (Malad City)
Power County (American Falls)
Low Interest Energy Loans
Low interest loans are provided to help pay for energy saving improvements that can help lower Idaho families with their utility and heating bills.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
This is federally funded energy program in which the goal is to help eligible households pay their home heating and utility bills. The LIHEAP program in Idaho helps tens of thousands of families every year pay all types of energy bills.
Idaho Weatherization Assistance Program
This program provides measures to lower income households that will assist them with improving energy efficiency and decrease energy bills. The assistance program is available year-round to both renters and home owners.