Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, Power County assistance programs.
Several different non-profit agencies, charities, government programs, and community action agencies service this area of Idaho. They administer a number of low income assistance programs to help pay rent, energy bills, that offer free food, health care, and other aid.
Community Action Partnership 6 - This is a non-profit, private funded agency which was created to help serve both the socially as well as economically disadvantaged residents in need by responding to their specific needs and helping them make it through a difficult period. The agency can enable them to become self-sufficient over the long term, and provide short term help, while at the same time helping them reach their full potential through educational, individual, social, and other assistance. Just a sampling of some of the services and assistance that is offered may include, but is not limited to, free food commodities, emergency food and aid, heating and energy bill assistance, gently used and discounted clothing, limited financial assistance for paying bills or rent that is dependent upon funding sources or government aid, special housing programs, and telephone assistance. Other locations are available in Soda Springs (208) 547-4257), Montpelier dial (208) 847-1462, Preston 208) 852-1515, and American Falls (208) 226-7330).
Fort Hall Community Access Program - Call them to apply for the low income energy assistance program (LIHEAP) for members of federally recognized Tribes who are classified as working poor, in poverty, or low income. Assistance is available for receiving free food. The agency may make referrals to other agencies, charities, or non-profits when appropriate. In addition, they run the Project Share assistance program, which is available for all eligible or qualified residents of the reservation), Rental Assistance, Housing Counseling, and homeless shelter is also on site. (208) 478-3866