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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.

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Kansas Offers LIEAP for Summer Utility Bills

August 18, 2017 – This summer, Kansans will have a little extra help paying their utility bills thanks to the Low Income Energy Assistance Project (LIEAP).

Phyllis Gilmore, secretary of the Kansas Department for Children and Families, said, “This extra assistance will help keep Kansans safe from dangerous heat. The hot summer months can be especially difficult for Kansans who face the dilemma of whether to turn on the air conditioner and face a high electricity bill or pay for other necessary expenses.”

Kansas LIEAP provides an annual benefit to help qualifying households pay their winter heating bills. Households with “vulnerable populations,” which include people with disabilities, elderly, and families with children, are primarily the groups that are assisted. In the winter months of 2016, nearly 38,000 households received an average benefit of $525.

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