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Economic & Employment Services Energy Assistance

The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is a Federally funded program that helps eligible households pay a portion of their home energy costs by providing a one-time per year benefit.


LIEAP Frequently Asked Questions.


The 2017 LIEAP application period has ended. Applications had to have been received in a DCF office by 5:00 p.m. on March 31, 2017 to be considered for eligibility. All applications received after that will be denied. The 2018 LIEAP application period will open on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.


The following summary describes basic LIEAP eligibility provisions.  Additional information may be obtained by calling 1-800-432-0043.


Persons Eligible


In order to qualify, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. An adult living at the address must be personally responsible for paying the heating costs incurred at the current residence, payable either to the landlord or the fuel vendor.
  2. Applicants must demonstrate a recent history of payments toward purchase of the primary heating energy.


The combined gross income (before deductions) of all persons living at the address may not exceed 130% of the federal poverty level according to the guidelines listed below:


2018 Income Eligibility Guidelines

Persons Living at the Address Maximum Gross Monthly Income
1 $1,307
2 $1,760
3 $2,213
4​ $2,665​​
5​ $3,118​
6​ $3,571​
7​ $4,024​
8​ $4,477​
9​ $4,930
10​ $5,383​
11​ $5,836​
12​ $6,289​
+1    $453 for each additional person























Benefit levels vary according to the following factors:

  • Household income
  • Number of persons living at the address
  • Type of dwelling
  • Type of heating fuel



Based on your county, use the appropriate contact information below to submit your application.

Listing of key staff
County of Residence Mail to Contact Information
Atchison, Douglas, Johnson,
Leavenworth, Wyandotte
402 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS
Phone: 913-279-7171
Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Brown, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Coffey,
Crawford, Doniphan, Franklin,
Jackson, Jefferson, Labette, Linn,
Marshall, Miami, Montgomery,
Nemaha, Neosho, Osage,
Pottawatomie, Shawnee,
Wabaunsee, Wilson, Woodson
500 SW Van Buren
Topeka, KS
Phone: 785-296-2763
Barber, Butler, Cowley, Elk,
Greenwood, Harper, Kingman,
Pratt, Sedgwick, Sumner
2601 South Oliver
Wichita, KS
Phone: 316-337-6367

​Barton, Chase, Cheyenne, Clark,
Clay, Cloud, Comanche, Decatur,
Dickinson, Edwards, Ellis, Ellsworth, Finney, Ford, Geary, Gove, Graham, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Harvey, Haskell, Hodgeman, Jewell, Kearny, Kiowa, Lane, Lincoln, Logan, Lyon, Marion, McPherson, Meade, Mitchell, Morris, Morton, Ness, Norton, Osborne, Ottawa, Pawnee, Phillips, Rawlins, Reno, Republic, Rice, Riley, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Saline, Scott, Seward, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Stafford, Stanton, Stevens, Thomas, Trego, Wallace, Washington, Wichita

1710 Palace Dr
Garden City, KS
Phone: 620-272-5985