New Hampshire Saves Assists Homeowners in Energy Savings

August 21, 2019 – A collaboration of New Hampshire utilities, NH Saves, is making it easier for homeowners to assess their home's energy efficiency and qualify for incentives. NH Save’s online tool, the Home Heating Index (HHI), is a component of the NH Saves Audits and Weatherization program and is designed to help customers determine if their homes qualify for incentives and rebates.

New Federal Poverty Guidelines Released by HHS

August 14, 2019 – On August 7, 2019, the Office of Community Services (OCS), Division of Energy Assistance issued an Information Memorandum (LIHEAP-IM-2019-01) announcing the release of the FFY19 HHS Poverty Guidelines.

States may adopt the year's new guidelines at any time between the date of publication in the Federal Register and the first day of the next fiscal year or by the beginning of the grantee's fiscal year, whichever is later.

Arizona Non-Profit Offers Tips to Keep Utility Bills Down

August 1, 2019 – The Arizona non-profit organization, Take Charge America, is providing tips for households to stay cool and reduce their summer bills this year.

“With a few simple changes to your routine, you can keep summer costs and stress to a minimum,” said Michael Sullivan, a personal finance consultant with Take Charge America. “Increased energy use during the summer can cause utility costs to skyrocket, deflating your plans to have fun or relax.”

Sullivan provided the following tips:

Missouri CAP Assists Low Income Households with Energy Needs

July 25, 2019 – The Community Action Partnership of Northeast Missouri (CAPNEMO) is offering a program to assist households with energy needs this summer. The program offers up to $300 in electric bill assistance in the summer months.

“If you come in with a shut off notice, we can pay up to that amount in the office here,” said Mary Bishop, Quality Assurance Director of CAPNEMO.

Summer Crisis Program Available in Ohio

July 3, 2019 – Ohio’s Northwestern Community Action Commission and Development Services Agency is now helping income-eligible Ohioans with summer crisis assistance as of July 1. The program offers assistance in paying electric bills as well as assisting in air conditioning system repairs. Ohio assisted more than 879 households with LIHEAP summer crisis assistance last year. The crisis program ends August 31.