LIHEAP assists household with their utility bill (electric or gas) in two ways:

  • Energy Crisis program assists with up to $200 to restore power to the residence of a household whose electricity or gas has been shut off or is about to be terminated.
  • The Energy Credit program provides households who are not in crisis with a one-time payment which will be deposited directly into their utility accounts.

To be eligible for the program an application must be submitted with all individuals (related or unrelated) living at the residence.  Verification of Social Security numbers for all household members, identification for all adults, income, assets, and utility bills must be submitted when determining eligibility for the program.  Applications for this program are taken annually in June.