> Mississippi Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
The Mississippi Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides financial assistance to eligible households to help pay the cost of home energy bills and other energy related services. Benefits vary depending on the intensity level and are based on the rating tool. Households may qualify for regular LIHEAP assistance and/or the Energy Crisis (emergency) Intervention Program (ECIP) for natural gas, wood, electricity, liquid petroleum propane/butane gas, and other energy related services. The allocation of funds to subgrantees is based on the percentage of poor households in each county compared with the state's poverty level according to the current census data.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the State of Mississippi, you must not exceed $13,538 if one person lives in the household; $18,213 if two people live in the household; $27,465 if three people live in the household; $22,888 if four people live in the household; $32,238 if five people live in the household; $36,913 if six people live in the household; $41,588 if seven people live in the household; and $46,263 if eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $5,610 for each additional person in the home.
Applications are received by the Community Action Agencies or Human Resource Agencies. All (82) counties have application sites where clients can apply. If you do not know your local agency, you may call the Community Services Line toll-free number, 1-800-421-0762/local, 601-359-4768.
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