Heating Assistance (HEAP)

Home Energy Assistance Program

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a program that provides a fixed amount of funding to Maine each year from the federal government. Based on the most current projections, we will not be able to guarantee payment for processed applications taken after 5:00PM on March 1, 2024. HEAP has now used over 75% of the funds available and has additional applications in the pipeline that we expect will use the remaining funds. We will make every effort to provide assistance to eligible applicants who submit a completed application by the deadline, but cannot guarantee that assistance will be available. If you need assistance after the deadline, please apply and we will keep a waiting list should there be funding available. We will work through the pipeline as quickly as possible, but please know that assistance is not guaranteed. 

KVCAP offers Fuel Assistance to qualifying households. The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) serves Somerset and Kennebec counties. Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties are now served by Midcoast Maine Community Action.

HEAP provides assistance for income eligible households to help with the rising costs of home energy.  It could help with wood, electric, gas, or oil heat. The benefit is paid directly to the client’s fuel vendor of choice.

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If you have questions regarding an existing application, please complete this form.

This program has income guidelines. It is important to check to see if you qualify. We can deduct for proven medical expenses paid as well as other things. Please make and appointment and speak with a HEAP Intake Specialist if you are unsure about whether you may qualify or not.

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Income Eligibility Guidelines
2023 – 2024 Season

Maximum gross household income is based on the number of people in the household. For households with more than 10 people, please contact us for eligibility guidelines. Other program guidelines and requirements may apply.

You MUST bring this information to your appointment: You may qualify if you are a renter, renter with heat included, homeowner, subsidized renter, employed or unemployed, or have income earned by wages or other sources.

  1. Valid/unexpired Government issued photo ID for the primary applicant
  2. Social Security cards for all household members
  3. Current electric bill (can’t be a disconnect notice)
  4. Proof of all income received during 30 days prior to your appointment or previous month for all household members
    • current social security/SSI/SSD/VA award letter
    • pay stubs for ALL pay dates within last 30 days or previous month
    • 2022 tax return and/or profit and loss statement if self-employed
    • statement from SNAP/TANF/Unemployment/Worker’s Compensation
    • proof of alimony/child support
    • proof of rental income
    • statements for any pension/retirement/annuity/interest/dividends received
    • any other proof of income you may have from odd jobs or other income sources

Each application is different. You may be required to produce other information. If you need more information on where to get these documents, please click HERE.

If you want to reduce the amount of time spent at your appointment, Print and complete the “Permission to Share Information Form” and bring it with you to your appointment. The “Permission to Share Information Form” must be signed by ALL household members over the age of 18.

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.

For more information please contact (207) 859-1500 or toll free 1-800-542-8227 ext. 1500 or email energy@kvcap.org.