Low Income Home Energy Program (LIHEAP)

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides home energy assistance to help eligible low-income households meet their home heating and/or cooling needs. The following assistance is available through the LIHEAP Program:

  • Utility bill payment assistance
  • Energy Crisis Assistance
  • Weatherization and energy-related home repairs

Crisis Assistance category allows for a benefit payment on behalf of eligible households having an unavoidable heating season (October- April) or a cooling season emergency (May-September).

Weather Related category is instituted upon declaration or order by the Governor or President that a crisis or an emergency exists due to weather-related conditions which would result in a supply of energy that would adversely affect low-income households. .

Weatherization provides home weatherization assistance to improve the quality of life for low-income families, particularly for the elderly, people with disabilities and children by improving the energy efficiency of their homes while ensuring their health and safety.