Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
The Winter 2023 LiHEAP program opens to the public on January 9, 2023
HOW LIHEAP WORKS:
The Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program helps low-income households with home energy costs by administering Regular Assistance and Crisis Intervention programs. Each program provides financial assistance to income qualified households with a one-time per program payment to the household’s energy supplier or, under certain circumstances, to the applicant. The Crisis Intervention program aids eligible households facing energy-related emergencies.
LiHEAP provides payments for utilities used in heating for electricity, natural gas, wood, or propane during the Winter program, and in cooling for electricity during the Summer program. Payments are made directly to the utility companies, allowing low-income families to heat or cool their homes.
To qualify for LiHEAP benefits through CDCAA you must be a resident of Arkansas, Cleveland, Grant, Jefferson, or Lincoln County and you must meet specific income eligibility requirements. You must have a monthly household income (before taxes) that is less than or equal to the following amounts:
- Proof of income for yourself and for anyone 18 or older in the household for the month prior to date of application
- Proof of Social Security, SSI, Retirement, VA Benefits, if received
- Proof of unemployment benefits if no longer working for 6 months to a year before date of application
- Most recent utility bill(s)
- For Crisis Assistance, you must bring a shut-off notice
- Picture ID and social security cards for yourself and any 18 or older in the household
- If additional information is needed, you will have 10 days to provide it. If the requested information is not provided within 10 days your application will be denied