Program Offers Heating Assistance

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps eligible low-income families with home heating costs.

What the program covers

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been established to help qualifying low-income homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season Oct. 1, 2020, through May 31, 2021.

The assistance is based on household income, household size, type of housing and type of fuel: natural gas, electricity, propane, fuel oil, coal, wood or other fuel sources.

The program also covers:

  • Weatherization services (insulation, weatherstripping around doors and windows, etc.)
  • Furnace cleaning, repair and replacement
  • Chimney cleaning and inspection
  • Emergency assistance

Who qualifies

Eligibility is based on a household’s income to ensure help goes to those most in need. Both homeowner and renter households are eligible for the program. Individual tribal LIHEAP programs serve tribal members living on reservations in the state.

How to apply

Contact your local human service zone office (formerly called county social services). Go to

To find more information on LIHEAP or to request an application, go to

Ask your county worker about other financial opportunities.

Applications will be accepted until May 31, 2021.