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Low Income Energy Assistance Program

Low Income Energy Assistance Program

The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is a Federally-funded program that provides for a one-time vendor payment to help eligible households pay their heating bills. Priority in eligibility is given to disabled persons receiving services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services, or households in which all members are age 60 and older. Applications for those households will be taken December 1st through January 31st or until funds are exhausted.

Applications for all other households will be taken from February 1st through March 31st of each year or until funds are exhausted.

A household that applies must:

  • Have at least one U.S. citizen or non-citizen who meets the eligibility criteria
  • Meet an income test
  • Have reserves at or below $2,250
  • Be responsible for it's heating bills

Energy Assistance is important to all that receive it, but more so if someone in your home may especially be at risk for a life threatening illness or death if their home is too cold in the winter.

In addition to the LIEAP program, DSS offer assistance through the Crisis Intervention Program.

For more information please contact:

Steve Maynor, Program Director, Sampson County (910) 564-6152
Colmorene Wilson, LIEAP Outreach Worker, Halifax/Warren County (252) 257-1745
Peggy Ammons, LIEAP Outreach Worker, Cumberland/Harnett County (910) 309-0214