The Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is a Federally funded program that helps eligible households pay a portion of their home energy costs by providing a one-time per year benefit.
The LIEAP application period typically begins in January and continue through the end of March each year.
In order to qualify:
- An adult living at the address must be personally responsible for paying the heating costs incurred at the current residence, payable either to the landlord or the fuel vendor.
- Applications must demonstrate a recent history of payments toward purchase of the primary heating energy.
- The household must demonstrate a recent history of qualifying payments toward the purchase of heating energy. Payments may be a combination of payments for natural gas, electricity, propane and firewood. The total of the qualifying payments must be at least $80.
- The household must meet citizenship or lawful residency requirements.
- The household must meet application requirements
- The combined gross income (before deductions) of all persons living at the address may not exceed 130% of the federal poverty level according to the following guidelines.
2021 LIEAP Eligibility guidelines
|Persons living at address||Maximum gross monthly income|
|+1||$486 for each additional person|