Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) 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. LIHEAP primarily assists households by applying an energy assistance grant directly to the energy provider on behalf of the eligible household.

2022 LIHEAP Energy Credit Application Period

Applications for LIHEAP Energy Credit will be accepted from June 1 – June 30, 2022.

Applications for LIHEAP Energy Crisis Intervention and LIHWAP Water Crisis Intervention are accepted year-round, but the number of approvals each month are limited and fill quickly.

Click on the link below to download the application for Energy Credit, Energy Crisis Intervention, or Water Crisis Intervention.

DOWNLOAD LIHEAP / LIHWAP 2022 APPLICATION

All applications and documents must be mailed or dropped off at an HCAP District Service Center. Applications will NOT be accepted by email. As the application has changed, please be sure to complete the application in its entirety.

NEW Low-Income Home Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) Water Crisis Intervention: Assists households in crisis whose water or wastewater service has been/will be disconnected. The household must have a notice of disconnection from the utility company.

Clients can apply for the Energy Credit (EC) OR the Energy Crisis Intervention (ECI) once per program year. Clients can apply for the Water Crisis Intervention (WCI) once per program year, in addition to the EC OR ECI.

Energy Credit (EC)

LIHEAP provides supplemental support to offset client energy costs. Applications are processed only in June and applicants must be at or below 150% of the federal poverty guideline, with an active utility account. EC income limits by household size are listed on page 2 of the application form. Regardless of income, the household qualifies if there is at least one person in the household that receives 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 picture IDs for all adults, social security cards for everyone, proof of income, and a current, original electric bill.

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

Energy Crisis Intervention (ECI) and Water Crisis Intervention (WCI)

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

  • Applicants must have a notice of disconnection.
  • Applications are processed year round.
  • Applicants must be at or below 60% of the State Median Income and have an active utility account. ECI and WCI income limits by household size are listed on page 2 of the application form. Regardless of income, the household qualifies if there is at least one person in the household that receives 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 picture IDs for all adults, social security cards for everyone, proof of income, and a current, original electric bill.