Heating Assistance - LIHEAP

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program - Kennebec Valley Community Action Program offers Fuel Assistance to qualifying households.

 This program temporarily closes taking applications for the season on April 30, 2014.

Phone calls and requests will be taken in September for appointments for the upcoming season.

 The Low Income Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP) serves Somerset, Kennebec, Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties providing assistance for income eligible household’s to offset the rising costs of home energy, whether you have wood, electric, gas or oil heat. The benefit is paid directly to client’s fuel vendor of choice.

This Program has income guidelines which change from time to time. It is important to check to see if you qualify.

You may qualify if you are a renter, renter with heat included, homeowner, subsidized renter with heat NOT included, employed or unemployed, or have income earned by wages or other sources.

Phone lines are now open.

Call 207-859-1500 or 1-800-542-8227 to schedule an appointment for the 2013/2014 heating season.

HEAP 2013-2014 Guidelines
 *OVER 60 OR UNDER 24 MONTHS
 FAMILY
 150%

 170%
 SIZE  1 MONTH
 3 MONTHS
12 MONTHS
 1 MONTH
 3 MONTHS
12 MONTHS
 1  1,436  4,309 17,235
1,628
4,883
 19,533
 2  1,939  5,816  23,265  2,197  6,592  26,367
 3  2,441  7,324  29,295  2,767  8,300  33,201
 4  2,944  8,831  35,325  3,336  10,009  40,035
 5  3,446  10,339  41,355  3,906  11,717  46,869
 6  3,949  11,846  47,385  4,475  13,426  53,703
 7 4,451
 13,354  53,415  5,028  15,083  60,330
 8  4,954  14,861  59,445  5,139  15,418  61,671
 9  5,251  15,753  63,011  5,251  15,753  63,011
 10 5,363
 16,088  64,352  5,363  16,088  64,352
For Each Additional Family Member Add:

112
335
1,341
112
 335  1,341

What To Bring To Your Fuel Assistance Appointment

When you come to your appointment you will need the following:

1. Social Security numbers and dates of birth for all household members.

2. Your most recent electric and telephone bill.

3. A copy of your fuel bill with name and account number.

4. Name, street address and phone number of your landlord if you are renting.

5. Proof of all gross income for all household members for the previous 3 or 12 months.

6. Proof of all interest income, general assistance and child support for the same time frame as your gross income.

* The most common cause for fuel assistance delays is missing documentation. Please review the list above for what you need to bring to your appointment and make sure you bring everything needed with you or your application will not be processed.

Once a household is certified to receive assistance additional programs may be available when funding is available:

 If you would like more information, please check out our brochure or call us at (207) 859-1500 or toll free at 1-800-542-8227.