LIHEAP / ECAP: LIHEAP Overview

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides winter heating, energy crisis, summer cooling and/or weatherization and other energy-related home repair assistance to eligible low-income households throughout each year during specific application periods.

Winter heating assistance (LIHEAP) is usually available in December to assist with the cost of heating.

Energy Crisis assistance (ECAP) is usually available in March and is available to help pay heating or cooling costs for emergency situations. ECAP is only available for clients whose services have been disconnected or are in danger of being disconnected within 72 hours.

Summer Cooling Assistance is usually available in July to assist with cooling costs.

These programs are only available for a limited time.

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