The LIHEAP can help you and your family in two ways.
Regular Energy Assistance Program (REAP) is a non-crisis assistance that helps Oklahomans pay one payment per federal fiscal year to your primary fuel source heating bills during the winter months between November and January and/or one payment per federal fiscal year to primary fuel source cooling bills during summer months between June and August. You are encourage to apply online at www.okdhslive.org during our open enrollment period. You may be asked to provide some verification documents for utility assistance.
Energy Crisis Assistance Program (ECAP) is a crisis program that is only available between March and May to assist Oklahomans to establish new service, restore or prevent service interruption, initiate fuel delivery. During our ECAP open enrollment period, you are encourage to apply online at www.okdhslive.org.
If eligible, payment will only be authorized for the minimum amount required to prevent interruption/restore/establish service or initiate fuel delivery.
ECAP Eligibility requirements:
Must be within the 72 hours cut-off window at the time of application when the energy is scheduled to be interrupted and have an active cut-off order with utility provider; or
A written notice from utility provider for new service establishment or service restoration with minimum amount required for security deposit, carryover old debt, and other fees; or
- A written notice from utility provider for refusing to deliver additional fuel without a minimum payment amount.
If one of your household has a medical condition required either main heating or cooling energy sources for life dependency, you may eligible for life-threatening crisis assistance under ECAP. Each life-threatening crisis is evaluated on an individual basis in accordance with LIHEAP regulation and available funding. You will be asked to provide some verification documents for utility assistance and a note from a certified physician regarding of the household individual that needs life-threatening crisis assistance. You may also need to file for a medical crisis assistance through your utility provider if available. You can make an inquiry about life threatening energy assistance through your local DHS county office or case worker.