Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
A federally funded program operated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families, that provides grants to states, territories, the District of Columbia and tribes to assist qualified individuals with their home heating and cooling costs. In addition to assistance with energy bills, some funds are available to make improvements to homes and apartments to make them more energy-efficient and reduce heating bills. Each state has different qualifications for their LIHEAP program and different application processes. LIHEAP is only able to assist a small percentage of eligible households. The program funding follows a government budget cycle.
To learn more about the Campaign for Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP Action Center), visit: http://liheap.org/
For the National Energy Assistance Directors’ Association and more on LIHEAP, visit: http://neada.org/
To review LIHEAP tribal program contacts by state, visit: http://neada.org/state-tribalprograms/state-energy-assistance-directors/