Emergency Energy Assistance

Are you in danger of losing heat in your home tonight or in the coming days?

For energy related emergencies where the state-provided Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) cannot assist, Energy Share of Montana (ESOM) may be able to provide zero interest loan to help you cover your bill. Energy Share can offer support to households who are either without or soon to be without heat or power. Energy Share loans can be repaid with payments as low as $10 per month.

An emergency zero interest loan to help you cover your energy bill.

Example energy emergencies

  • A shut-off notice from the power company.
  • Inability to obtain heat or power due to a past bill.
  • Repair or replacement of a non-functioning furnace.
  • Damages that impact the ability to heat the home.

Energy Share eligibility requirements.

Eligibility for Energy Share is based on each household’s situation. 

Energy Share applications are reviewed and decided upon by a local board.
Please download an application or contact our Energy Programs staff for more information.


Bozeman Office
32 S Tracy Ave
Bozeman, MT 59715

Livingston Office
111 S Second St
Livingston, MT 59047

Contact Information

Energy Programs Director
p: 406.585.4866
f: 406.585.3538

State Assistance

Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)
p: 800.332.2796

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Ron Brey

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Ron served as Bozeman’s Assistant City Manager from 1990 to 2008. After retiring, Ron joined our Board in 2011. Ron received his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Montana in 1977, and his Masters in Science in Rural, Town, and Regional Planning from the University of Montana in 1987.

During his time with the City of Bozeman, Ron saw the important role that HRDC has played in our community. Ron has seen that HRDC provides necessary social services to assure that all Bozeman residents could obtain housing, food, training, employment and the other necessities of life. He also came to understand that HRDC was always able to respond immediately as new community needs arose. Ron believes that the dedication, hard work, and compassion of HRDC’s staff make it a real honor to serve on the Board.

Ron also serves on the Trails, Open Space and Parks Committee for the City of Bozeman, and as a volunteer with the Red Cross. One of Ron’s favorite activities is walking his beloved dog every day, enjoying many of Bozeman’s trails and parks, like Burke Park, Bozeman Creek, and the Hyalite and Mount Ellis areas. Ron and his wife Claire enjoy spending their days with family, friends, and time outdoors.