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Benefit Levels for Heating, Cooling and Crisis

State/Territory
FY
Heat min
Heat max
Cool min
Cool max
Crisis max
Comment
Alabama
2019 $275 $520 $305 $460 $990 $870 cooling crisis max
Alaska
2019 $110 $3,850     $3,850  
American Samoa
2019 $25 $65 $800 Assistance can be $20.00 to $150.00 depending on the household income. Also, program have accepted homes that use the cash power system. the average amount these families spend on the cash power units per month is $60.00. for each client that applies for assistance and is on the cashpower system, the maximum amount is $25.00 a month. If that amount is used before the end of the month, client must purchase their units.
Arizona
2019 $75 $800 $75 $800 $500
Arkansas
2019 $48 $475 $48 $475 $500 $500 cooling crisis max
California
2019 $142 $1,000 $142 $1,000 $1,000 CSD conducted an "Individual Utility Company Rate Survey" in 2017. In the survey, utility companies report their residential rates, by county, for gas and electricity. CSD uses this information to establish average utility costs for each county. These costs will be used to factored into the benefit formula to determine LIHEAP benefit levels $1,000 which ever is less. Maximum benefits for Fast Track (electric and gas) payments range from $158 to $538, or up to the $1,000 fast track supplemental benefit amount, depending on client need.
Colorado
2019 $250 $800     $3,700  
Connecticut
2019 $340 $725     $710  
Delaware
2019 $100 $1,852 $1 $1,000 $5,000  
District of Columbia
2019 $25 $1,800 $25 $1,800 $600 $600 cooling crisis max
Florida
2019 $150 $475 $150 $475 $600 $600 cooling crisis max
Georgia
2019 $310 $350     $350  
Hawaii
2019 $350 $1,380 $350 $1,380 $650  
Idaho
2019 $50 $847     $750  
Illinois
2019 $100 $1,270     $1,000  
Indiana
2019 $305 $990 $210 $210 $400 Crisis: $205 regulated utility; $400 bulk fuels
Iowa
2019 $40 $720     $3,000  
Kansas
2019 $47 $1,724     $1,724  
Kentucky
2019 $34 $274 $50 $175 $250  
Louisiana
2019 $150 $600 $150 $600 $475  
Maine
2019 $160 $2,714     $400  
Maryland
2019 $120 $2,213 $120 $2,213 $2,213  
Massachusetts
2019 $375 $850     $1,200
Michigan
2019 $1 $925     $1,200  
Minnesota
2019 $200 $1,400     $600  
Mississippi
2019 $1 $1,500 $1 $1,500 $1,500  
Missouri
2019 $47 $495     $800 Summer crisis: $300 max
Montana
2019 $107 $3,345     $9,999 Cooling assistance is allowable during sustained high temperatures. Cooling assistance will be limited to the purchase of fans, operation or support of local cooling centers, coordination with local social service agencies, relocation to a hotel/motel and providing an air conditioner to cool one room (where medically necessary).
Nebraska
2019 $220 $1,050 $300 $700 $500  
Nevada
2019 $180 $1,920 $180 $1,496 $1,920  
New Hampshire
2019 $105 $1,575     $1,575  
New Jersey
2019 $47 $1,056 $200 $200 $600  
New Mexico
2019 $80 $560 $80 $560 $560  
New York
2019 $21 $726 $10 $800 $675
North Carolina
2019 $200 $400 $600  
North Dakota
2019 $7 $6,700 $1 $800 $500
Ohio
2019 $34 $533 $750 $500 cooling crisis max.
Oklahoma
2019 $40 $345 $150 $365 $500  
Oregon
2019 $250 $1,050 $250 $1,050 $500  
Pennsylvania
2019 $200 $1,000     $600  
Puerto Rico
2019 $100 $550 $750  
Rhode Island
2019 $75 $1,000     $1,500  
South Carolina
2019 $300 $750 $300 $675 $1,000
South Dakota
2019 $175 $650     $1,200  
Tennessee
2019 $150 $600 $175 $675 $650  
Texas
2019 $1 $5,400 $1 $5,400 $1,200
Utah
2019 $71 $691     $2,000
Vermont
2019 $21 $1,537     $644 Oil, kerosene and propane: 125 gallons; Firewood: one cord; Coal and pellets: one ton
Virginia
2019 $165 $561 $50 $550 $2,500  
Washington
2019 $100 $1,000     $1,000  
West Virginia
2019 $131 $497 $131 $497 $700  
Wisconsin
2019 $30 $1,933     $1,200
Wyoming
2019 $50 $1,197     $560  

 

Source: FY 2019 State LIHEAP Plans.

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