LIHEAP Enrollment Around the Country Opens in November

October 23, 2019 – Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) agencies around the country, including states, tribes and territories, will be accepting applications for the 2020 Fiscal Year throughout November. Start and end dates for heating, crisis and weatherization programs may vary from state-to-state. To learn about program dates in your area, visit the LIHEAP Clearinghouse Program Duration web page.

Ten Tips to Lower Winter Heating Costs

October 10, 2019 – With the cold, fall and winter months approaching, households can take measures to help lower their heating bills. Some of these tips, such as adjusting their thermostat, can result in as much as a ten-percent decrease in heating bills.

Unplugging small electrical appliances, taking shorter showers, and other actions taken by a household can all contribute to decreasing the heating bill. Personal finance expert, Rebecca Gramuglia, offers these ten tips to help a household reduce their heating bills during the fall and winter months.

Crisis Assistance Available During Natural Disasters

September 5, 2019 – Households who find themselves in the path of natural disasters may be eligible for crisis assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Crisis assistance benefits vary from state to state, so it is important that a household find out what they may qualify for in their area. Households can view crisis assistance benefits for LIHEAP in their area on the LIHEAP Clearinghouse web site.

Ohio Summer Crisis Assistance Ends and Winter Heating Assistance Begins

August 27, 2019 – The Ohio Development Services (ODS) Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program will end on August 31. The program provides Ohioans with electric bill assistance and providing central air conditioning units and repairs.

In 2018, more than 423 households received crisis assistance through the Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program. Recipients received monetary benefits of up to $300 or a window air conditioning unit. $63,000 was spent by the Miami Valley CAP to help “beat the summer heat.”