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.
  • 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
efurtado-fischer@dhs.hawaii.gov

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

Get Eligibility Information and Where to Apply

Get 2020 Application