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Fuel Assistance

What Are the Benefits and How to Apply

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides money to help low-income homeowners and renters pay for heating costs. The LIHEAP program is not intended to pay for all heating costs, but to assist in paying the heating bills. If you cannot afford to heat your home, pay electric bills, or would benefit from energy improvements such as new insulation, a new heating system, or energy efficient appliances, help may be available.

For 2019, this program has been extended to July 15. We begin taking applications for the next heating season in September.

Apply by contacting us at the 800 number.

Current guidelines of LIHEAP:

Am I Eligible?

  • The amount of assistance you may get from LIHEAP is based on your household size and income, energy costs, and other factors, based on the current guidelines. If your heat is included in your rent, you may still apply for LIHEAP. Additional help may be available if you have less than 1/8 tank of heating fuel or are in danger of having utility services disconnected and you have no means to pay your energy company. LIHEAP may send funds to your vendor so that you will stay safe and warm.

How Do I Apply?

  • Please use the 800 number to apply for LIHEAP and to be automatically considered for the Low Income Assistance Plan, Weatherization and Central Heating Improvement programs.

At the time of application, you should be prepared to provide:

  • Names and social security cards of all people living in your household.
  • Proof of gross household income for the last 3 or 12 months. (Household income includes, but is not limited to: wages, social security, unemployment, pension, and disability payments.)
  • Proof of present address (for example, lease).
  • Recent copies of your energy and utility bills.
  • The type of fuel used to heat your home (natural gas, heating oil, propane, wood, wood pellets, biobricks, coal, corn or kerosene).
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