Home Departments Social Services Energy Assistance Program

Low Income Energy Assistance Program:

The Low Income Energy Assistance Program provides a one-time annual vendor payment to help eligible families pay their heating expense.


Applications will be taken December 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015, or until funds are exhausted. Only households with an elderly person age 60 or above or a disabled person receiving services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) are eligible to potentially receive benefits from December 1st through December 31st. A disabled person is defined as receiving Social Security or Veteran Administration disability benefits. Beginning February 1, 2014, other households can potentially receive benefits if funds are still available.


Other eligibility requirements:


  • The household is subject to the rising cost of heating, has a heat source and is billed separately for the heat expense.

  • Total household members’ income must be equal to or less than 130% of the current poverty level.

  • Total household members’ countable resources are $2,200 or less.


For more information, call 828-456-6620.