Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is 100% federally-funded through a grant from the Federal Department of Health and Human Services. LIHEAP provides funds to the states to help meet the utility costs of low-income eligible elderly and disabled adults.
The program is administered through contracts to a network of 19 established non-profit and local government agencies experienced in providing energy assistance programs. Services are available in all 95 counties. You can apply for services by contacting a LIHEAP agency near you. Click here for a listing.
The LIHEAP program services more than 60,000 Tennessee households each year.
Eligibility is based on established federal poverty guidelines. Activities consist of assistance to supplement home energy costs (heating and cooling). The assistance is in the form of a payment to the utility company or home energy provider.