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.
Cooling Assistance Available in North Carolina
July 11, 2019 – The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Crisis Intervention Program is now providing assistance to applicants who qualify. Applicants that qualify are those who are experiencing a “crisis,” related to cooling their homes.
In North Carolina, a household is experiencing a “crisis,” if it is, “experiencing or is in danger of experiencing a life-threatening or health related emergency and sufficient, timely and appropriate assistance is not available from any other source,” according to a press release by the Economic and Family Services Division of Social Services.
“The state is experiencing extreme temperatures, and this assistance can help keep families safe and healthy,” said David Locklear, Deputy Director of the Economic and Family Services Division of Social Services.
Summer Crisis Program Available in Ohio
July 3, 2019