BBNA will be administering the FY 2016 federal Low Income Home Energy Assistant Program (LIHEAP) and the state funded Alaska Affordable Heating Program (AKHAP) together under one application. Applicants must file a BBNA Heating Assistance Application each year as all other applications will be returned. A household may only receive one benefit per year. BBNA will begin paying benefit awards on November 1. BBNA will NOT be sending Supplemental benefits in 2016 due to state funding cuts to the AKHAP program. Please plan accordingly.