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Benefit Levels for Heating, Cooling and Crisis

Print a pdf copy of the table. LIHEAP 2016 heating, cooling and crisis benefits by state

State
FY
Heat min
Heat max
Cool min
Cool max
Crisis max
Comment
Alabama
2016 $290 $450 $290 $450 $850  
Alaska
2016 $260 $4,550     $4,550  
Arizona
2016 $75 $640 $61 $359 $500  
Arkansas
2016 $53 $309 $53 $640 $500  
California
2016 $124 $1,000 $124 $1,000 $1,000  
Colorado
2016 $200 $700     $700  
Connecticut
2016 $240 $585     $550  
Delaware
2016 $100 $1,830 $1 $1,000 $5,000  
District of Columbia
2016 $250 $1,500 $250 $1,500 $600  
Florida
2016 $150 $475 $150 $475 $600  
Georgia
2016 $310 $350     $350  
Hawaii
2016     $350 $1,560 $350  
Idaho
2016 $50 $879     $750  
Illinois
2016 $100 $758     $750  
Indiana
2016 $140 $815 $5 $150 $400 Crisis: $200 regulated utility; $400 bulk fuels
Iowa
2016 $40 $680     $3,000  
Kansas
2016 $59 $1,483     $1,483  
Kentucky
2016 $34 $274 $50 $175 $250  
Louisiana
2016 $150 $500 $150 $500 $475  
Maine
2016 $140 $1,610     $400  
Maryland
2016 $96 $1,710     $1,791  
Massachusetts
2016 $175 $800     $800 Deliverable Fuel Benefits: $480- $800; Utilities: $275 - $600
Michigan
2016 $1 $925     $1,200  
Minnesota
2016 $100 $1,400     $500    
Mississippi
2016 $1 $1,500 $1 $1,500 $1,500  
Missouri
2016 $45 $450     $800 Summer crisis: $300 max
Montana
2016 $109 $3,496       Crisis payment may be made for actual cost to alleviate an emergency or life threatening emergency. Crisis cooling assistance is allowable during sustained high temperatures.
Nebraska
2016 $167 $1,327 $245 $688 500  
Nevada
2016 $180 $1,861 $180 $1,861 $1,861  
New Hampshire
2016 $75 $1,125     $1,125  
New Jersey
2016 $47 $1,065   $200 $450  
New Mexico
2016 $60 $420 $60 $420 $420  
New York
2016 $21 $625 $10 $800 $575 Crisis: winter only
North Carolina
2016 $200 $400 $1 $600 $600  
North Dakota
2016 $50 $1 $800 $500 Heating has no max benefit. Client must make co-payment based on income in relation to heating costs.
Ohio
2016 $158 $755   $200 $750  
Oklahoma
2016 $35 $220 $1 $250 $500  
Oregon
2016 $150 $1,050     $500  
Pennsylvania
2016 $100 $1,000     $500  
Rhode Island
2016 $20 $800     $1,500  
South Carolina
2016 $225 $500 $225 $500 $1,000 Base benefit is $225, add $50 for Senior or Disabled, $75 if household income is less than 100% FPG, $25 for child 5 or under and $75 for energy burden for a max of $500.
South Dakota
2016 $334 $1,983     $1,200  
Tennessee
2016 $150 $600 $150 $600 $600  
Texas
2016 $1 $1,200 $1 $1,200 $1,200 0 - 50% FPG: $1,200 max; 50% - 75%: $1,100 max; 75% - 125%: $1,000 max.
Utah
2016 $300 $550     $1,000 Crisis max: $500 per season
Vermont
2016 $50 $1,400     $444 Oil, kerosene and propane: 125 gallons; Firewood: one cord; Coal and pellets: one ton
Virginia
2016 $193 $508 $50 $550 $2,500  
Washington
2016 $25 $1,000     $1,000  
West Virginia
2016 $100 $500     $500  
Wisconsin
2016 $30 $1,347     $1,200 Cooling is part of year-round crisis.
Wyoming
2016 $45 $1,238     $500  

Source: FY 2016 State LIHEAP Plans.