Do you or someone you know need help paying heating bills this winter? The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is now accepting applications. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as LIHEAP, helps low-income families pay their heating bills. LIHEAP is a grant that offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company. LIHEAP also offers a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program will accept applications through April 4, 2014. There are three different ways you can apply for LIHEAP, online, on paper, or in person.
1. You can apply for the LIHEAP benefits online by using COMPASS. COMPASS is the name of the website where you can apply for LIHEAP and many other services that can help you make ends meet.
2. Download an application for LIHEAP benefits by clicking on the links below and return it to your local county assistance office.
3. File an application at your local county assistance office.
For more details about LIHEAP, click here.