Skip to main content

Purpose of LIHEAP

The Low Income Household Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps low income households with energy costs.

Program Characteristics

This help includes:

These programs depend on the availability of federal funds. When federal funding changes, DHS may have to alter the programs rules and benefit amounts.

Note: DHS also funds weatherization assistance through the Department of Commerce. This chapter will not discuss this program.

The primary audience for this part of the Handbook is DHS field staff, so all references to “you” refers to these workers.

Back to Top