Hawai’i Home Energy Assistance Program (H-HEAP)

The Hawai’i Home Energy Assistance Program (H-HEAP) is designed to help families keep their utilities (gas or electric) on, especially those households that are most vulnerable, such as the elderly, the disabled, and households with young children. H-HEAP primarily assists households by applying an energy assistance grant directly to the energy provider on behalf of the eligible household through either the Energy Credit (EC) or, for households that have a notice of disconnection from the utility company, the Energy Crisis Intervention (ECI).

APPLY for H-HEAP – Energy Assistance

HAWAI’I HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (H-HEAP) APPLICATION

The household may qualify regardless of income if there is at least one person in the household that receives, TANF, SNAP (Food Stamps) or SSI benefits. 

H-HEAP Income Eligibility (2024)

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May – October 2024 Energy Assistance

Households may apply for the Energy Credit or Energy Crisis Intervention once per program year.

Energy Crisis Intervention (ECI)

The purpose of the ECI is to restore or prevent termination of electric or gas power in the current residence.

  • Applicants must have a notice of disconnection.
  • Applications are processed year-round, although funding is limited.
  • Applicants must meet the ECI income eligibility requirements (view attachment above) and have an active utility account.
    • Regardless of income, the household qualifies if there is at least one person in the household that receives TANF, SNAP (Food Stamps) or SSI.
    • Everyone who lives in the house (or uses the electricity if more than one dwelling is on one electric meter) must be listed as part of the household.
  • Applicant must provide their picture ID, social security card, proof of income, and a current electric bill.

Energy Credit (EC) 

The purpose of the EC is to provide supplemental support to offset client energy costs.

  • Applications are open only from June 3 – 28, 2024.
    • Apply in-person between 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    • View the application locations in the “May – October 2024 Energy Assistance” PDF above
  • Applicants must be at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Guideline and have an active utility account.
    • Everyone who lives in the house (or uses the electricity if more than one dwelling is on one electric meter) must be listed as part of the household.
  • Applicant must provide picture their IDs, social security card, proof of income, and a current electric bill.

The amount of the credit given to each household varies each year.