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.