LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP)
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides heating and/or cooling assistance to needy Hawai’i households by assisting with a one-time payment towards their utility bill (electric or gas) in two ways:
- Energy Crisis Intervention (ECI) program assists needy households in crisis, the electric or gas service has been disconnected or will be terminated as the household has been notified via a disconnect notice from utility company. Applications for ECI are accepted year-round, but the amount of approvals each month are limited and fill quickly.
- Energy Credit (EC) program assists needy households who are not in crisis but need assistance with bill payment for the heating and cooling of their residence .
*The Application period for EC program for EC is June 1-30, 2020.*
The Program begins October 1st to September 30th each year. A household may receive one LIHEAP payment per program year. All benefits are paid as a one-time only credit paid directly to the utility company of your choice.
For questions regarding LIHEAP, please contact:
Elisa Furtado-Fischer, LIHEAP Coordinator
1010 Richards Street, Suite 512
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 586-5734
Applications for LIHEAP are completed by Community Action Programs on each Island.
DHS does not accept or process applications.