Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

US Department of Health And Human Services

Grants that can be used to assist with energy costs and fund weatherization improvements.

About the Award:

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps keep families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist families with energy costs. Through this program, grantees may provide low-cost residential weatherization and other cost-effective energy-related home repairs. States, tribes, and tribal consortia are administered funds based on an allocation formula that takes into consideration several variables, one being population size. More information about the LIHEAP allocation formula, including the way in which it distributes funds to tribes, can be found here. Individual renters and homeowners should contact their LIHEAP Tribal Contact to inquire about using LIHEAP funds for healthy homes work.

Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

Energy Home Repairs, Weatherization, energy efficiency, heat source replacement

Funding Details:

  • Total FY 2019 Tribal Funding: $40,709,847
  • Tribes can use up to 15% of funds allotted on weatherization or other low-cost energy-related home repairs
    • Tribes can apply for a waiver to use up to 25% of funds for these projects
  • Individuals receive funds in the form of direct repairs and subsidized energy bills.
Award Type:
Home Repairs
Regions:
National

Program Highlights:

In 2007, the Makah Tribe's LIHEAP Program replaced 10 wood stoves using LIHEAP and HUD funds. LIHEAP continued to provide project assistance as the Makah Tribe replaced 45 wood stoves through 2011 using EPA funds. [source]

Typical Application Period: July to September; 2019 date: 9/3/2019. Applications usually due to September 1st. Individuals can apply to this program year-round.

Contact:

Grantees should contact lauren.christopher@acf.hhs.gov. Individual renters and homeowners should contact their LIHEAP Tribal Contact to inquire about using LIHEAP funds for healthy homes work. 

last modified: 2019-09-16 11:56:12