Applications for Heating Assistance Open Today!



November 2nd

 The LIHEAP program opened today, November 2, 2015 and is expected to close April 2, 2016, subject to earlier or later closing depending on funding.

Understanding LIHEAP is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. LIHEAP Cash: Pays at least $100 to help with a heating bill. This includes bills for electricity, gas, water, oil, propane, kerosene, or other fuel types.

    NEW FOR 2015-16: $70 Supplemental Grant for “Vulnerable Households” defined as “a household containing at least one member who is elderly (age 60 or over), disabled, or age 5 and under” at the time the LIHEAP Cash application is submitted.

  1. LIHEAP Crisis: Pays up to $500 to stop a shut-off of utility service, to get service turned back on, or to get fuel if a household is out of fuel or about to run out of fuel.
  1. LIHEAP Crisis Weatherization: Help for home-heating emergency: broken furnace, broken windows, frozen pipes, little or no insulation, cracks or other damage to roofs.

For more information and to download LIHEAP Applications in English and Spanish, go to DHS’s LIHEAP Homepage.  To Apply for benefits online, visit COMPASS.

Look out for the PULP LIHEAP Advocates Manual soon.