Local agencies use government funds to run the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (HEAP or LIHEAP), which helps low income households pay for heating and/or cooling costs. This program may be called by a different name in your area.
Frequently Asked Questions
|Program Benefits||Am I eligible?||How do I apply?|
Because this program is run by local agencies, rules and benefits vary depending on where you live. One of the benefits is help with home weatherization. Funds can be used to help make your home more energy efficient, saving you money on your heating and cooling bills. To learn about benefits in your area, contact your local agency.
If you are part of a low-income household and have high heating or cooling bills, you may be eligible for LIHEAP. You automatically qualify for assistance if you receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP). LIHEAP rules and requirements are decided by the local agency that is in charge of the program and they vary by location. To find out if you might be eligible for help, contact your local agency.
To learn about what assistance is available in your area and how to apply, contact your local agency.