LIHEAP offers both cash and crisis grants. Families may apply for
Cash grants help families pay their heating bills. The one-time payment is sent directly to your utility company or fuel provider, and it will be credited on your bill. (In some cases, the check may be mailed to you directly.) Cash grants range from $500-$1500 and are based on household size, income, and fuel type.
Crisis grants may be available if you have an emergency situation and are in jeopardy of losing your heat. You can receive more than one Crisis grant, as necessary, during the season until the maximum benefit of $1200 is reached
Crisis situations include:
- Broken heating equipment or leaking lines that must be fixed or replaced
- Lack of fuel
- Termination of utility service
- Danger of being without fuel (less than a 15 day supply) or
- having utility service terminated (received a notice that service will be shut off within the next 60 days)
If you have a heating emergency please call your local county assistance office (CAO).