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.
Delmarva Power Program Helps Customers with Energy Bills
May 16, 2019 – Delaware’s Delmarva Power has recently launched a pilot program, the Arrearage Management Program (AMP), intended to help low-income utility customers get back on track with paying their energy bills. Delmarva Power serves electric and natural gas customers in both Delaware and Maryland. The AMP is available to all eligible customers in the Delmarva Power service area.
To qualify for the AMP, an applicant must be a Delmarva Power customer with a past-due balance of $500 or more, not have services disconnected due to non-payment, earn at or below 60percent of the state medium income and have no “medical certifications,” on file with Delmarva Power. If timely payments are made by the participant for twelve months following enrollment in the AMP, Delaware Power will forgive their balance, up to $6,000.
“Through AMP, we are not only able to provide customers with financial forgiveness, but also the tools and resources they need to better understand their energy usage and manage their energy costs in the future,” said Gary Stockbridge, Delmarva Power region president. “We are committed to ensuring all customers have the ability to heat and cool their homes, especially for those customers struggling to meet their energy needs.”
MN Still Offering LIHEAP Assistance until May 31
May 10, 2019