Benefit Details
District of Columbia Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Managing Agency District of Columbia

Program Description

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a Federally-funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills. LIHEAP can help you stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. By doing so, you can reduce the risk of health and safety problems (such as illness, fire, or eviction).

The District of Columbia LIHEAP program may be able to offer you one or more of the following types of assistance:
  • Bill payment assistance.
  • Energy crisis assistance.
  • Weatherization and energy-related home repairs.

General Program Requirements

The LIHEAP program in your community determines if your household's income qualifies for the program.

You must be a resident of the District of Columbia and you must need financial assistance with home energy costs.

A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or certain needs-tested Veterans benefits may be automatically eligible.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process

To apply for LIHEAP online, please visit the District Department of the Environment website.

For additional application information, visit the EnergySmart DC page.

Program Contact Information

Visit the DC LIHEAP page to learn more. You may also visit the Energy Assistance Frequently Asked Questions document.
For detailed information on LIHEAP assistance, please contact your: