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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.


Bill Assistance Available for Indiana Customers After Moratorium Ends

March 22, 2019 – Indiana’s state moratorium on disconnecting natural gas and electric service to customers who are behind on their bills ended on March 15. Indiana does not disconnect customer’s utility service between December 1 and March 15—if they are enrolled in the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). NIPSCO is reminding their customers that bill payment assistance programs are still available.

Jennifer Montague, Vice President of NIPSCO, said, “We offer a number of programs that can be utilized to help those who may find themselves falling behind on their energy bills. Keeping customers connected and ensuring they are safe and warm is essential.”

Programs available to help NIPSCO customers in Indiana are:


Ohio HEAP Applications Available Until March 31
March 15, 2019

HEAP Assistance Expanded in New York Following Harsh Winter
March 8, 2019

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