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.
  • Energy Credit (EC) program assists needy households who are not in crisis but need assistance with the heating and cooling of their residence with bill payment.
    *The EC program has a limited application period and is currently closed.  The application period for EC is June 1-30, 2020.

LIHEAP runs annual and begins each October 1st and ends each September 30th.  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
[email protected]

Applications for LIHEAP are completed by Community Action Programs on each Island.
The state does not accept or process applications.

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