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 561-355-4794.

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LIHEAP Benefit Limits Increased

 
​Benefit Type ​Old Limit ​New Limit
​Crisis (Winter and Summer) ​Up to $600 ​Up to $750
​Home Energy ​From $150-$450 ​From $200-$600


Crisis (Winter and Summer)

  • Qualifying households will receive a benefit amount of up to $750 on a past due bill, to resolve their energy crisis.

Home Energy

  • Households that do not have an energy crisis, but whose total income is at or below 150% FPLG, will receive a credit of $200 - $600.
  • The benefit amount will depend on total household income, household composition, and if there are any elderly, disabled or children under age 6 in the household.


Ways to Apply

Schedule an appointment for a callback over-the-phone appointment (if they do not have access to a computer) or request that an application is sent to them via email/regular mail by calling 561-355-4792.

  • Applications for assistance may be made by:
      • Contacting the nearest Community Action Program office
      • Online
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  • Applications and/or Supporting Documents may be dropped off at your local Palm Beach County Public Library; See Locations and Times

TYPE OF SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS FORMS
FOR LIHEAP & Other Assistance Uniform Application: Please fill out all sections of the application. Uniform Application - 9.30.19
FOR LIHEAP & Other Assistance CAP Social Security Release: Please sign the bottom to acknowledge receipt of notice. Appendix 32 PBC CAP Release Social Security
FOR LIHEAP Assistance ONLY DEO Energy Form: Please fill out and sign only the front page if you are the head of household and the bill is in your name. Please fill out and sign only the second page if you are notthe head of household, and the bill is in your name. Appendix 44 DEO Energy form
FOR LIHEAP & Other Assistance Zero Income Declaration Form: Fill out ONLY for adult household members who currently do not have any income. Appendix 15 Zero Income Declaration Form
For LIHEAP & Other Assistance Child Support Sheet: If you are a single parent, please fill out and sign the form. Child Support Sheet 2019
FOR LIHEAP & Other Assistance LIHEAP/CSBG Checklist: Please provide all supporting documents listed . Appendix 27 CHECKLIST LIHEAP REVISED
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