> Tennessee Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is 100% Federally funded through a grant from the Federal Department of Health and Human Services. LIHEAP provides funds to the states to help meet the utility costs of low-income eligible elderly and disabled adults. The program is administered through contracts to a network of 20 established non-profit and local government agencies experienced in providing energy assistance programs. Services are available in all 95 counties. Eligibility is based on established Federal poverty guidelines. Activities consist of a special summer cooling program ($325 max. payment) and regular and emergency heating assistance ($250 max. payment). Eligible applicants can receive assistance once per year from two of the three programs. The assistance is in the form of a payment to the utility company or home energy provider.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Tennessee, you must need financial assistance for home energy costs and your household's annual income before taxes must not exceed $13,537 if one person lives in the household; $18,212 if two people live in the household; $22,887 if three people live in the household; $27,562 if four people live in the household; $32,237 if five people live in the household; $36,912 if six people live in the household; $41,587 if seven people live in the household; $46,262 if eight people live in the household; and $50,002 if more than eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $4,675 for each additional person in the home.
To apply for this program, please contact the local administering agency near you:
Program Contact Information:
For additional program information please visit the following website: