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California Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

California > California Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

 

Program Description:

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Block Grant is funded by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and provides two basic types of services. Eligible low-income persons, via local governmental and nonprofit organizations, can receive financial assistance to offset the costs of heating and/or cooling dwellings, and/or have their dwellings weatherized to make them more energy efficient. This is accomplished through these program components:

  • The Weatherization Program provides free weatherization services to improve the energy efficiency of homes, including attic insulation, weather stripping, minor housing repairs, and related energy conservation measures.
  • The Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP) provides payments for weather-related or energy-related emergencies.

 

General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of California, you must need financial assistance for home energy costs and your household's annual income before taxes must not exceed $29,173 if one person lives in the household; $38,149 if two people live in the household; $47,125 if three people live in the household; $56,101 if four people live in the household; $65,077 if five people live in the household; $74,053 if six people live in the household; $75,736 if seven people live in the household; $77,419 if eight people live in the household and $79,102 if more than eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $1,683 for each additional person in the home.

 

Status

Active

 

Loan Terms:

Not Applicable

 

Application Process:

To apply, find the energy service provider in your community here:
http://www.csd.ca.gov/Programs/Energy%20Service%20Providers.aspx

Be sure to scroll through the different pages by clicking on the little gray arrow to the right of "1-20".

You may also call the CSD toll-free phone center at 1-866-675-6623.

 

Program Contact Information:

For more information about this program, please visit:
http://www.csd.ca.gov/Programs/Low%20Income%20Home%20Energy%20Assistan...

 

Managing Agency:

California
http://www.ca.gov




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