Program DescriptionThe Wyoming Department of Family Services (DFS) administers the Heating Assistance or Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP). Benefits are based on household size, household income and the type of fuel used as the primary heating source. Payments are made directly to the fuel provider. Crisis Assistance payments are available to eligible clients who are facing an emergency situation: A life or health threatening situation, deposit funds for a fuel hook-up or to avoid a shut-off, or a heating system failure during winter months are considered crisis situations. LIEAP is a Federal emergency assistance block grant funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
LIEAP is paid for the months of November through May. Applications are accepted beginning the first working day in October through the last working day of February of the program year. To apply for Crisis Assistance you must FIRST complete the LIEAP Application and then complete the additional Crisis Application.
General Program RequirementsIn order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Wyoming and you must need financial assistance for home energy costs.
In order to qualify you must also have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
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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 StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application ProcessTo apply, you will need the following:
- The application,
- Proof of your household income (earned and unearned),
- A copy of your most recent utility bill,
- Photocopies of ID for every person in the household, and
- Proof you pay or get child support
2300 Capitol Ave., Third Floor Hathaway
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Or you may fax it to:
If you have questions about your application, benefit amount, or payments please call 307-777-6346 or 1-800-246-4221. The application can be downloaded at: http://dfsweb.state.wy.us/Media.aspx?mediaId=230
Program Contact Information
For more information on the Wyoming LIEAP program or to download an application, please visit our website at: http://dfsweb.state.wy.us/Media.aspx?mediaId=229