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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.


LIHEAP Application Season Begins October 1

September 15, 2017 – Many states around the country are beginning to accept LIHEAP applications for the elderly and disabled starting October 1. General applications in many states are being accepted starting November 1, and in some states starting December 1. In Iowa, Iowans 60 years and older, as well as the disabled, can begin applying for the 2017-2018 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) starting Monday, October 2. Applications for the general public will be accepted beginning November 1.

Missouri LIHEAP applicants who are elderly or disabled may begin applying on November 1 and general applications will begin being accepted December 1. The state of Missouri will begin mailing assistance applications November 1.

Wisconsin residents may begin applying for the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) starting October 1.


Officials in Illinois Make Changes to LIHEAP Appointments
September 8, 2017

Kansas Offers LIEAP for Summer Utility Bills
September 1, 2017

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