Neep help with heating or cooling bills?
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded program that helps low-income households pay their home heating and cooling bills. It operates in every state and the District of Columbia, as well as within most tribal reservations and U.S. territories. If you need help paying a heating or cooling bill, find the contact information for your local Low-Income Energy Office below:
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For further assistance the LIHEAP Clearinghouse includes information about utility assistance programs, links to location-specific online application forms, the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), and other resources to help low-income households access energy assistance. These resources can be found in the State Snapshots.
National Energy Assistance Referral (NEAR)
If you need help finding your local Low-Income Energy Office call the National Energy Assistance Referral (NEAR) hotline toll-free at 1-866-674-6327. You can also email NEAR at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEAR is a free service for people who want information on where to apply for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which may pay a portion of the energy bills for low-income households. Please include your city, county, and state in your email message.
Weatherize Your Home to Reduce Future Energy Bills
Your local Low Income Energy Program office can help you improve the energy efficiency of your home through the Weatherization Assistance Program. The U.S. Department of Energy provides additional information about how to apply for weatherization assistance to reduce energy bills in the future.
For more ideas and tips on how to weatherize your home visit https://www.ncat.org/residential-efficiency-measures/
The Emergency Rental Assistance Program is Also Available to Help with Rent & Energy Bills Your local Emergency Rental Assistance Program may also be able to help renters pay for rent and/or utilities. If you're looking for additional support with rental and utility payments, visit this page to learn more.