Heating Assistance - LIHEAP

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

 We are now scheduling appointments for fuel assistance!

 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 2014/2015 heating season.

HEAP 2014-2015 Guidelines
 *OVER 60 OR UNDER 24 MONTHS
 FAMILY
 150%

 170%
 SIZE  1 MONTH
 3 MONTHS
12 MONTHS
 1 MONTH
 3 MONTHS
12 MONTHS
 1  1,459  4,376 17,505
1,653
4,960
 19,839
 2  1,966  5,899  23,595  2,228  6,685  26,741
 3  2,474  7,421  29,685  2,804  8,411  33,643
 4  2,981  8,944  35,775  3,379  10,136  40,545
 5  3,489  10,466  41,865  3,954  11,862  47,447
 6  3,996  11,989  47,955  4,529  13,587  54,349
 7 4,504
 13,511  54,045  5,104  15,313  61,251
 8  5,011  15,034  60,135  5,337  16,010  64,040
 9  5,453  16,358  65,432  5,453  16,358  65,432
 10 5,569
 16,706  66,825  5,569  16,706  66,825
For Each Additional Family Member Add:

116
348
1,392
116
 348  1,392

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.