The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps keep low-income families safe and healthy by assisting families with energy costs. The program runs from October to March (if funding is available).
To qualify for LIHEAP assistance, you must meet each of these requirements:
If you qualify for LIHEAP, you will get a one-time payment to help pay your main fuel heating bill during the months of October-March. The amount you receive is based on the size of your household, your household income, the type of home you live in (house, apartment, duplex, etc.) and the type of heating fuel used in your home.
If you qualify for Energy Assistance, you may also qualify for additional help through the Emergency Program. The Emergency Program can help you pay your fuel bills when your energy is shut off or is threatened to be shut off. The maximum amount you can receive is $500.00 to go to your energy provider.
Want to see if your household is within income guidelines for eligibility for this program?