The 2020-2021 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is open. The season has been extended and is now set to close on April 30th.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps families living on low incomes pay their heating bills in the form of a cash grant. Households in immediate danger of being without heat can also qualify for crisis grants.  The cash grant is a one-time payment sent directly to the utility company/fuel provider to be credited on your bill. These grants range from $200 to $1,000 based on household size, income, and fuel type. Remember: This is a grant and does not have to be repaid.”

You can apply for LIHEAP online or on paper, submitting it to your local county assistance office. Applications are available in English and in Spanish.

There are various income and eligibility requirements, and “crisis grants” are available. Head to the DHS’s website to learn more.

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