The Economic Opportunity Agency (EOA)
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
is currently CLOSED.
The program will open January of 2021.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance program helps low-income households with their energy costs in winter and summer as part of the federal Low Income Home Energy Program. Families receiving food stamps or having an elderly or disabled person in the household and those who are facing utilities shut-off or need wood or propane for heat may apply for assistance.
If you are applying for assistance you will need:
- Photo ID
- Social Security numbers and birthdates for all household members
- Both Electric Bill and Gas/Propane Bill
- Proof of income received for the previous month for all household members (examples include: paycheck stubs, social security, unemployment, child support, VA, housing allowance, unemployment benefits, etc.)
- If you have lost your job within the last 60 days (previous two months), we will need a statement from your employer that states your last day of employment.
- If you have zero income, we need proof of how the household’s monthly expenses are being met. Contributions from friends or relatives must be verifiable. We also will need two collateral statements from sources (excluding family members) who can verify the household’s circumstances. Statements must include the person’s name, address, and phone number. Verification that no income is being received will be required from the unemployment office or Workforce Services.
- SNAP recipients may be eligible for an expedited process.
Criteria for eligibility:
You must live in Washington County. The Low Income Home Energy Program is
available elsewhere, but EOA administers it for Washington County only.
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* For each additional household member over the household size of 20, add $98.00 to the maximum monthly income shown for a household size of 20.
For questions, you may call (479) 872-7279 or email LIHEAP@eoawc.org.