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Program Description

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills. We may be able to offer help for the following:

  • Home energy bills
  • Energy crises
  • Weatherization and minor energy-related home repairs

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to learn more.

General Program Requirements

Your state, territory, or tribe provides LIHEAP locally.

To qualify for the program, you must need help paying your home energy costs. Your annual household income (before taxes) must also be below the maximum income level for your state and household size.

The requirements may be different in each state. Here's an example of a state’s income limit by household size:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $17,820
2 $24,030
3 $30,240
4 $36,450
5 $42,660
6 $48,870
7 $55,095
8 $61,335

The requirements may be different in each state.

You may automatically qualify for benefits if at least one member of your household gets help from any of the programs below:

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Certain Veteran’s benefits

You can view the Eligibility page to learn more.

Application Process

To learn more about LIHEAP or to get help to apply, please use the contact information below.

Last Updated: 02/13/2018