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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.


Minnesota Cold Weather Rule Starts Oct 15

October 13, 2017 – The Minnesota department of Commerce and Minnesota Public Utilities Commission issued a reminder about the state’s Cold Weather Rule and Energy Assistance Program. The Cold Weather Rule protects residential utility customers from receiving utility disconnections. The Energy Assistance Program provides financial assistance for utility bills.

The Cold Weather Rule runs from Oct. 15 through April 15. To receive the protections, customers must establish and maintain a monthly payment plan with their utility provider.

Mike Rothman, Minnesota Commerce Commissioner said, “The Cold Weather Rule and the Energy Assistance Program are here to help Minnesota families who struggle with home heating costs to get through the cold winters.”


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October 6, 2017

New Program in TN Will Provide Weatherization
September 29, 2017

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