Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Disclaimer:

The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) is committed to ensuring that persons with low income, especially those who are senior citizens or are medically homebound, have meaningful access to all programs and activities conducted or supported by local Community Action Agencies (CAA).

All energy and water assistance – as well as any interpreter services needed for applicants that experience communications barriers – are always provided at NO COST to customers. 

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AREAS SERVED
All energy and water assistance programs are administered through Georgia Community Action Agencies (CAAs). A Statewide CAAs contact list is provided below.

Download this pdf file. LIHEAP-LIHWAP Provider Map

Download this pdf file. FY 2020 LIHEAP Heating Program Community Action Agencies Contact List

PROGRAMS

The LIHEAP Heating Program typically begins the first workday of November each year for residents aged 65 and older or medically homebound. All other eligible residents may apply for assistance beginning the first workday in December of the same year.

WHEN WHO CAN APPLY
First workday in November
  • Residents age 65 and older
  • Medically homebound
First workday in December
  • All eligible residents

Download this pdf file. LIHEAP Heating FAQ

Download this pdf file. LIHEAP signage

The LIHEAP Cooling Program typically begins the first workday of April each year for residents aged 65 and older or medically homebound. All other eligible residents can apply for assistance beginning the first workday in May of the same year.

WHEN WHO CAN APPLY
First workday in April
  • Residents age 65 and older
  • Medically homebound
First workday in May
  • All eligible residents

Download this pdf file. LIHEAP Cooling FAQ FY2022

Download this pdf file. LIHEAP signage

Purpose
The purpose of the Georgia Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is to provide appropriate and timely financial assistance to:

  • Low-income eligible households
  • Energy crisis assistance to households experiencing heating or cooling emergencies that are life threatening
  • Provide long-term, low-cost residential weatherization assistance

Program Description
The Georgia Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), is a Federally-funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills. This assistance can reduce the risk of health and safety problems such as illness, fire, or disconnection. The Georgia LIHEAP program may be able to offer you one or more of the following types of assistance:

  • Energy Bill payment assistance.
  • Energy crisis assistance to households experiencing heating or cooling emergencies that are life threatening
  • Provide long-term, low-cost residential weatherization assistance

Program Description
The Georgia Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), is a federally-funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills. This assistance can reduce the risk of health and safety problems such as illness, fire, or disconnection. The Georgia LIHEAP program may be able to offer you one or more of the following types of assistance:

  • Energy bill payment assistance
  • Energy crisis assistance
  • Weatherization and energy-related minor home repairs

Georgia LIHEAP Eligibility Requirements
The basic requirements that need to be met in order to receive financial assistance from the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program include the following:

  • The applicant needs to be a U.S. citizen or legally admitted immigrant.
  • The applicant's total gross annual household income needs to be at or below 60% of the State's Median Income. 
  • The applicant needs to have full responsibility for paying the cost of energy bills for the primary home heating source.

LIHEAP applicants are served on a first-come, first serve basis by each agency, for the counties that they serve. Customers are encouraged to apply early before funding expires.

Virtual Lobby Resources

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