Energy Assistance Program - GAS & WATER
What help is available?
You may be able to get help paying your heating/cooling bills through our Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) or your water and/or wastewater bills through our Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP).
LIHEAP may be able to help you pay your home energy bills through:
- Energy Assistance (EA) - A one-time payment for your primary heating bills from November - March.
- Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP) - Helps pay your energy bill when your energy is shut off, or is threatened to be shut off, even if you have not received a shut off notice. The amount of help you receive is based on the amount of money needed to settle your crisis with the energy provider.
- Winter ECIP is available November through May based on funding. The maximum amount you could receive is $800.
- Summer ECIP is available June through September based on funding. The maximum amount you could receive is $600.
- Some contracted agencies may also provide emergency services such as blankets, emergency lodging, heating/cooling replacement or repair, window air conditioners, or wood stoves.
LIHWAP may be able to help you with a one-time payment for your water and/or wastewater (sewer) bill from November through September. The maximum amount you could get is $750.00. LIHWAP can help with:
- Disconnection or reconnection fees
- Threat of disconnection
- Past due and current bills
Who is eligible?
You may be eligible for help if you:
- Are responsible for paying the utilities for your home (including if you rent)
- Are a United States citizen (or have been legally admitted for permanent residence)
- Have $3,000 or less in your bank accounts, retirement accounts, or investments
- Meet specific income guidelines
For more information about eligibility requirements, contact the Contracted Agency that provides services for your area. Applications available at City Hall.