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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​

Other community resources that​ may be of assistance can be found here: EES Helping Organizations.

The 2021 LIEAP application period is from Monday, January 4, 2021, through Friday, May 28, 2021. Applications must be received prior to 5:00 PM, May 28, 2021.

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 150% of the federal poverty level according to the guidelines listed below:


2021 Income Eligibility Guidelines

Persons Living at the Address Maximum Gross 
Monthly Income
1 $1,595
2 $2,155
3 $2,715
4​ $3,275
​5 $3,835
6​ $4,395
7​ $4,955
8​ $5,515
9​ $6,075
10​ $6,635
11​ $7,195
12​​ $7,755
+1    $560 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