If you need any help heating your home this winter, applications for the Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program or LIHEAP, are now open, and the state of Alabama has millions of dollars to help people in need. It’s going to cost a lot more to heat your home this winter, and the state has nearly $98 million to help you stay warm.
The Energy Information Administration said you can expect to pay about 27% more to heat your home this year compared to last year.
And for some, that could mean the difference between staying warm, or paying for other essentials like food or medicine.
That’s where LIHEAP steps in.
The program has helped low-income families pay their home heating and cooling bills for more than 40 years. It also helps households make minor energy-related home repairs, and purchase home heating and cooling equipment. To be eligible, you must live in Alabama and meet certain income requirements. LIHEAP covers one bill during the heating season which runs through May, no matter the status of your bill.
To apply, visit this website.