HEAP Program Information

The Heating Assistance component of LIHEAP helps keep individuals and families warm in the cold weather months through initiatives that assist families with energy costs. Federal funds are available to eligible participants to help with managing heating costs. There are two components of this program.

Heating Assistance: Heating assistance is a grant to assist a household in meeting heating costs. The grant may be paid to either a heating fuel vendor or utility company, or in a few cases, directly to the applicant.

Crisis Assistance: Crisis assistance is a grant to help qualified households resolve a home heating crisis caused by heat shut-off due to failure to pay a regulated energy bill, the inability of a household to pay for deliverable fuel, or the failure of a heating system that is not repairable.

Learn about eligibility for heating assistance and how to apply here.