The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) assists eligible low-income households with their heating and cooling energy costs, bill payment assistance, energy crisis assistance, weatherization and energy-related home repairs.
General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must need financial assistance for home energy costs.
In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
|Household Size*||Maximum Income Level (Per Year)|
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.
To find out whether you are eligible to receive LIHEAP benefits, contact your state or tribal LIHEAP office.
For help applying for LIHEAP benefits, you may also call this toll-free number: 1-866-674-6327
Program Contact Information
For more information about LIHEAP:
You can call the National Energy Assistance Referral (NEAR) project. NEAR is a free service providing information on where you can apply for LIHEAP. You can speak to someone at NEAR Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m.- 5 p.m. (Mountain Time).
- Call the toll-free phone number at: 1-866-674-6327
- send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- or you can contact your State's LIHEAP office
A list of frequently asked questions about LIHEAP is also available here.
|Length of Program||Fiscal Year Program|
|Tribes Funded by this Program||152 Tribal Organization in Fiscal Year 2015|
|Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)||Varies from year to year|
|Entities Eligible for Grant Assistance||Federally Recognized Tribes and Tribal Organizations|
|Current Method of Tribal Eligibility||Program not specific to American Indians and Alaska Natives, but they are eligible|
|Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?||No|
|Type of Assistance Provided||Grant|
|Recurring Base Funding for Tribes||Yes|
|Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number||93.568|
|Matching Funds Required||No|
|Can the funding from the program be renewed||Yes|