Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ADECA contracts with community action agencies and local nonprofit agencies to deliver LIHEAP to low-income households throughout the state.

The objectives of LIHEAP are to help low-income families meet the costs of home energy, defined as heating and cooling of residences, and to increase their energy self-sufficiency and reduce their vulnerability resulting from energy needs.

The target population is low-income households, especially those with the lowest incomes and the highest home energy costs or needs in relation to income, taking into account family size. Additional targets are low-income households with members who are especially vulnerable, including the elderly, persons with disabilities and young children. In order to receive assistance, the applicant’s household income must not exceed 150% of the federally established poverty level. (Information on the poverty level can be found on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website.)

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for assistance with your home heating or cooling bill, contact the agency located in your county. Click on the pdf document below or use the interactive map to find the agency that serves your county:

LIHEAP Map and Contact List

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News / Announcements

Check back soon for the latest LIHEAP news and announcements. ​


Program Documents


FY2020 State Plan - revised

Community Action Agency Info/Forms

LIHEAP Implementation Plan

Beason-Hammon Certification Form

Signatory Authority Form

State of Alabama Disclosure Statement



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