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.
The 2024 LIEAP application period will begin December 18, 2023 and will continue until the close of business on Friday, March 29, 2024. Once the application period begins, you can apply online by clicking on "Apply for Services" at the top of this page. If you would rather receive a paper application or if you have questions about an application you've submitted, you can call 1.888.369.4777.
Learn more about LIEAP by reading through the Frequently Asked Questions - LIEAP Frequently Asked Questions
Other community resources that may be of assistance can be found here: EES Helping Organizations.
The following summary describes basic LIEAP eligibility provisions. Additional information may be obtained by calling 1-888-369-4777.
In order to qualify, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- 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.
- 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:
2024 Income Eligibility Guidelines
|Persons Living at the Address
||Maximum Gross |
|| $8,890 |
|+1 $643 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