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LIHEAP Available in Kansas

January 19, 2018 – The Kansas Department for Children and Families will be accepting applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program from January 16 to March 30.

LIHEAP provides an annual benefit to help qualifying households pay their heating bills. In Kansas, primary groups assisted are people with disabilities, elderly and families with children. In 2017, Kansas assisted nearly 38,000 with an average benefit of $525.

Heating Assistance Available for Low-Income Montana Residents

January 12, 2017 – Heating assistance is available for low-income Montanans through the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP), and Energy Share, but many are not receiving the help they need.

“People do not have to choose between food or medicine and keeping warm during Montana’s long winter months. LIHEAP is here to help ease those heating costs,” said Cassie O’Leary, Supportive Services Manager at Action, Inc.

Demand for Heating Bill Assistance Increases in NH

January 5, 2018 - New Hampshire is seeing a significant increase in people that need assistance in paying their heating bills this winter. Southwestern Community Service Chief Operating Officer Beth Daniels said that around 3,500 people have enrolled for assistance and 5,000 are expected to apply by the end of winter.

Some residents have burned through their monthly fuel subsidy due to the cold weather. “All last week and already today has been phenomenally busy, just people calling us out of heat, out of fuel, or very close to being out,” said Daniels.

Winter Crisis Programs Continue to Help Ohioans

December 22, 2017 – This winter, Ohio’s Jefferson County Community Action Council continues to assist county residents with the Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). The council aids residents in collecting required documentation and guides them through the scheduling process, including appointment notifications and reminders.

Chief Executive Officer Michael McGlumphy provided some details about Ohio’s HEAP.

LIHEAP in Georgia Starts December 1

December 1, 2017 – Chatham County Georgia is accepting applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program starting Friday, December 1. The first LIHEAP appointments in Chatham County will be available by December 5. Eligible applicants will receive a direct payment to their utility vendor for their determined benefit amount.

Georgia’s eligibility guidelines require an applicant to be less than or equal to sixty percent of the median income for a Georgian household.

Michigan Residents to Receive Additional Home Heating Credit

November 17, 2017 – Michigan residents who received a Home Heating Credit in 2016 will get an additional one-time credit, as a result of a $12 million supplemental to administer remaining LIHEAP funding received by Michigan.

Households with direct-heating obligations (heating bills they pay directly), will receive a $44 credit and households with indirect heating obligations (heating bills included in rent, etc.), will receive a $22 credit.


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