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Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Helps eligible income-qualified households to manage and meet their immediate home heating and/or cooling needs.

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What is LIHEAP?

LIHEAP can offer a benefit of up to $3,000 to help you:

  • Pay your heating or cooling bills.
  • In an emergency or energy crisis, such as a utility disconnection.

In addition to help with paying your energy bill, LIHEAP can also provide in-home weatherization services for:

  • Improved energy efficiency,
  • Potential bill savings, and
  • A more comfortable, safe home.

Am I eligible?

  • Applicant must be 18 years+ and have a social security number
  • Anyone living in the household can apply (applicant’s name does not have to be on the bill)
  • Household must meet income requirements 

2024 LIHEAP Income Eligibility

Persons in Household

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*For families/households with more than 10 persons, add $166.32 for each additional person.

Note: LIHEAP benefit amount varies. Please contact your Local Service Provider (listed below) to learn more.

To learn more about this program

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If you have specific questions about Public Charge, please visit the California Health & Human Services.

You can also contact a list of legal organizations that are funded by the state to provide assistance regarding public charge.


Frequently Asked Questions

    Once each program year.
    Note: Program years differ for each local service provider.

    No, this assistance does not impact other benefits.

    No, they are tax free.

    No, this assistance does not impact public charge determinations.

    How to apply

    To learn more, check eligibility, and apply today, please contact your local service provider:

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