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
[email protected]

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

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