Behind on your energy bills? LIHEAP may be able to help.

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​​Get to Know LIHEAP​

​​LIHEAP stands for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance ​Program.​

It may be able to help you pay yo​​​ur energy bill. ​​​​

LIHEAP is a federally funded program that helps low-income households pay for heating or cooling in their homes. 

Many Californians struggling with higher energy costs and making ends meet may qualify. ​​

​​LIHEAP can offer a one-time payment to help you:​​​

  • ​Pay your heating or cooling bills, even if you use wood, propane, or oil.​

  • In an emergency or energy crisis, such as a utility disconnection.​​

In addition to help with paying ​​your energy bill, LIHEAP can also provide in-home weatherization services for:

  • Improved energy efficiency;​ and

  • Health and safety.​​​​​

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​A​m I Eligible?​

Eligibility for LIHEAP services can vary depending on income, household size, place of residence, and other factors.

To apply for LIHEAP services and to inquire about the type of assistance available in your area, please use the search feature above ​to contact your local LIHEAP agency for more information.

2023​ LIHEA​​​P Incom​e Eligibility​​​

​​​​​​Per​​sons In Ho​usehol​​​​d​​​

​​M​onthly​ In​co​me
​2 ​​​$3,531.00
​5 $6,023.59
8 $7,166.00


2022 California Arrearage Payment Program​​

​The 2022 California Arrearage Payment Program (CAPP) dedicates $1.2 billion to address California's energy debts by offering financial assistance for California energy utility customers to help reduce past due energy bill balances accrued during the COVID-19 pandemic relief period covering March 4 , 2020 through December 31, 2021​. 2022 ​CAPP funding will be released to energy utilities by January 31, 2023. Energy utility customers do not need to apply to receive assistance under 2022 CAPP. If a residential customer account is eligible, a credit will be automatically applied to the customer's bill. 



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