Energy Programs

Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)

Energy assistance programs are available as long as funds are available. The Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) provides a one-time vendor payment to help eligible households to pay their heating bills. Applications are available annually from January 1 to March 31 or until funds are exhausted. Certain households containing an elderly person age 60 and above or a disabled person who receives services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) can apply for LIEAP earlier during December of each year.

Crisis Intervention Program (CIP)

Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) provides assistance for heating and cooling for households that are in crisis. The crisis must be able to be alleviated at the time of applications. Households may receive assistance more than once or until the yearly cap is reached. This program will only pay past due amounts on electrical service. Assistance includes electric, wood, fuel oil, kerosene, LP gas (heating) only; crisis is determined by life threatening conditions at the time of application. 

Eligibility Requirements

Basic Eligibility Requirements must be met and verified to be eligible for LIEAP and CIP. 
  • At least one U.S. citizen or non-citizen who meets the eligibility criteria
  • Income requirements must be met
  • Resources must be at or below eligibility amount
  • Applicant must be responsible for the household heating bill. (Copy of heating bill may be needed.)
  • For CIP applicants, a household crisis must exist and alleviated with the assistance.