This federal website serves as a hub for information about the variation that exists among LIHEAP grantees in the operation of their programs. We also provide the National Energy Assistance Referral (NEAR) service, which refers households needing assistance to a local LIHEAP office and other assistance entities if available. To learn more about the LIHEAP Clearinghouse, please see the “Who We Are” page.
Crisis Assistance Requests on the Rise in Minnesota
April 19, 2018 – Minnesota’s Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership reports that this year’s long winter, as well as an increase in propane prices, has led to an increase in crisis assistance requests.
Janice Renner, Energy Assistance Coordinator for Mahube-Otwa, said it’s not too late for people to apply for help and that crisis funds may be applied for once the primary heat grant has been used up.
"Last year, crisis households served as of April 16 were 1,483 and this year it is 2,100. Let's say you received a $1,400 grant and it went all to your propane vendor and now it's April and all of your monies have been spent. If you're at less than 20 percent (of a full tank), you could call and request additional assistance. Also, if you get a disconnect notice as long as there are funds available you could request additional funding," said Renner.
Winter Moratoriums Coming to an End
April 13, 2018
PA Extends LIHEAP Application Deadline
April 6, 2018