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The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps eligible low-income homeowners and renters pay for heating costs. The amount of assistance you may get from LIHEAP is based on your household size and income, energy costs, and other factors. Applications for LIHEAP are accepted from July 1 through April 30 of each year.

Maine households are constantly incurring some of the country’s highest home heating costs because the state has a higher-than-average cost of home heating fuels. Thus, more and more households are in arrears with their utilities and fuel suppliers, and are having difficulty in paying the higher upfront costs of heating oil, propane and kerosene.

If you have less than ¼ tank of heating fuel and you have no way to pay your energy company, LIHEAP also may make an emergency fuel payment for you so that you will stay safe and warm.

The LIHEAP program is meant to assist families in paying for their energy costs. However, it does not intend to compensate for the entire heating bill.

Go to www.familyfinancialhelpUSA.com/Maine to see if you qualify. You can also call your area’s Financial Assistance Program. Numbers are below.

Franklin County / WMCA

Somerset County / KVCAP