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The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded progra​​​​m that offers a variety of home energy assistance for those in need. LIHEAP helps individuals and families meet their energy needs through utility bill assistance and energy efficiency upgrades. ​​​

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The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) provides funding to local non-profit and public agencies to help alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty in their communities. Based on locally determined needs, CSBG agencies promote economic security through services that address homelessness, hunger, unemployment, health and nutrition, emergencies, and more.

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The Low-Income Weatherization Program (LIWP) provides low-income households with rooftop solar photovoltaic systems and energy efficiency upgrades at no cost to residents. The program reduces greenhouse gas emissions and household energy costs by saving energy and generating clean renewable power​. ​ LIWP currently operates three program components: Multi-Family, Community Solar, and Farmworker Housing.

​​​​Progr​am Highlights​

LIHEAP's weatherization program provided Sandra with a more energy efficient stove.​Helping to ​Heat a Home 

LIHEAP helps ​a retiree afford to heat her home.​

Read more a​bout Sandra's story


Ribbon cutting ceremony at 40 Prado Homeless ShelterPartnering with the Community to Address ​Homelessness​​

The ​​​Community Action Partnership  of  San Luis Obispo County​ mobilized its community to  build a new homeless services center.​​​​​

Read more about CAPSLO's story

Dana Guzman by her doorwayLowering Utility Bills for Renters

    LIWP's Multi-Family Energy Efficiency and Renewables program helps families afford other necessities by reducing their high energy costs.

Read more about Dana's story

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