Energy Assistance Program
The mission of the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) (also known as Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)), created in 1981, is to assist low income households, particularly those with the lowest incomes that pay a high proportion of household income for home energy, primarily in meeting their immediate home energy needs. The program, part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is funded by grants appropriated from the federal government
What Is LIHEAP
For many low income households, energy costs place a severe and continuing stress on the family's budget. In some instances the household is forced to make painful decisions regarding which bills to pay and which necessities to survive without. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is designed to assist eligible low-income households pay for winter energy services and or cooling needs in the summer. LIHEAP will provide a one-time benefit to eligible households to be used for energy bills. The amount of payment is determined by income, household size, fuel type, and geographic location. Funding for the program is provided by the US Department of Health and Human Services.
You can also make or cancel an appointment at any time (24/7) using our automated phone system by dialing Toll-free 877-246-7836 and following the instructions.
What You Need to Bring
- Proof of Household Income
- Household's Social Security Cards
- Photo I.D.
- Most Recent Utility Bill
To apply and receive assistance, customers "must" bring all required documentation and when applicable eligibility is determined by the federal poverty guidelines.
The above information should be obtained for every member of the household.
The information listed above represents the minimum requirements for assistance and does not cover all required data. All applicants are encouraged to call for detailed requirements and available appointments.
Our Central Office contact information is listed below. See our Out Reach Office or Head Start Center pages for their contact information.