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Delaware Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)


The Delaware Energy Assistance Program (DEAP) is a Federally funded program for low-income families that need help meeting their home energy costs. The Division of State Service Centers (DSSC) administers this program on a contractual basis with Catholic Charities, Inc. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), under the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), provides funds. DEAP services provide assistance to income-eligible families to help them meet their home energy needs.

The Delaware Energy Assistance Program (DEAP) is a Federally funded program for low-income families that need help meeting their home energy costs. The Division of State Service Centers (DSSC) administers this program on a contractual basis with Catholic Charities, Inc. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), under the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), provides funds. DEAP services provide assistance to income-eligible families to help them meet their home energy needs.


To be eligible for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Delaware 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 SNAP, SSI, TANF, automatically meets the eligibility requirement.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Annual Household Income Limits (before taxes)
Household Size*Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1$29,160
2$39,440
3$49,720
4$60,000
5$70,280
6$80,560
7$90,840
8$101,120

*For households with more than eight people, add $10,280 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.


Call Catholic Charities to find out where and how to apply for assistance.

  • Kent County: 302-674-1782
  • New Castle County: 302-654-9295
  • Sussex County: 302-856-6310


For more information about this program, please visit the Delaware Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program website. 

(302) 255-9875