The federally funded Low-Income Home Energy Program (LIHEAP), also known as the Fuel Assistance Program (FAP), provides qualified households with assistance in paying their heating bills during the winter heating season. Your benefits are calculated based on number of household members, household income, energy costs and housing type among other things. This allows those households with the lowest incomes and highest energy costs to receive the highest benefits.
What kind of assistance will I receive?
The FAP program pays fuel vendors directly. The invoice amount is subtracted from the FAP customer’s benefit amount. Vendors may continue to submit invoices throughout the fuel season until the customer’s benefit is at zero.
When should I apply?
When it comes to heating your home, it’s important to act early. The Fuel Assistance Program runs from December 1 – April 30, and applications are accepted starting July 1.