Each day in Palm Beach County hundreds of families are faced with utility service disconnection. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is designed to provide financial relief from high-energy costs to prevent service disconnection for families in crisis.
Extensive Outreach Campaigns are conducted to ensure maximum participation of the neediest families. Particular efforts are made to serve the elderly and those with special needs, including home visits, telephone interviews and group intakes.
Applications for assistance may be made by contacting the nearest Community Action Service Center.
For additional information or to schedule a group intake, contact Kathryn McNealy at
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Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP):
This program provides electric bill assistance to clients who are eligible. Types of assistance available include:
LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP) POVERTY INCOME GUIDELINES*
- Home Energy Assistance-up to $300 once every 12 months
- Crisis Benefit-up to $600 twice a year for past due, final notice or disconnection
- Weather Related Benefit-assistance during a natural disaster
- Weatherization-assistance with weatherizing home to lower electric bill
EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2017
|People in the household
For each additional person in the household with more than 8 people, add:
*These figures are based on the 2017 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) poverty guidelines published in the Federal Register on January 26, 2017.
LIHEAP Application Checklist
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