ENERGY ASSISTANCE (LIHEAP)
Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
This government-funded energy assistance program is designed to help eligible low-income households pay for winter energy services.
Eligibility and the assistance level depend on:
- The household's income and number of members;
- Whether or not the household pays for its home energy costs directly or the home energy costs are included in the rent, and if rent exceeds 30% of income;
- The type of home energy fuel, if the household pays directly; and
- The region in which the household is located
The program is administered through local organizations such as PAA only when government funds are made available.