Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

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LIHEAP helps eligible low-income households pay their heating bills through federal grants to the household. There are two components to this program. 

Heating Assistance: 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: A grant to help resolve a home heating crisis caused by a heat shut-off because of failure to pay a regulated energy bill, the inability 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.

Find helpful resources here

Now Available: The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP)

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Applications are now being accepted for the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP), a program designed to help families afford water or wastewater services through a one-time payment issued to the utility company. Customers can apply through their local community action agency. Find your local agency here.