LIHEAP: What Is It And How Can It Help Me?

Don’t let pride leave you and your family in the cold this winter

heating bill help kentuckySo, are you ready to kick 2020 to the curb? Join the club.

The year has hit many of your neighbors here in Tennessee and southern Kentucky hard, especially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Between health care costs, job losses or reductions, businesses struggling or shutting down, and other issues, there are a lot of folks here teetering on the financial edge.

And with winter arriving this month, the financial stresses get even harder as increased heating costs are added to the expenses.

First of all, if you are struggling with your Advanced Propane bill, call us. We’ll do everything possible to help find a solution.

There are also many resources available to help you. Both Tennessee and Kentucky have Low Income Home Energy Assistance Programs (LIHEAP).

LIHEAPs are programs that help people with their fuel costs through a cash grant directly to their fuel company. Your fuel company gets paid, and you get some breathing room while you get through this tough time.

Sometimes, there’s a crisis where people face an immediate shut-off of their heat. LIHEAPs also provide crisis grants to prevent that from happening.

How To Apply For LIHEAP

LIHEAP is a national program, with funding by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. But each state manages its own LIHEAP program and its funding.

Tennessee LIHEAP website
Kentucky LIHEAP website

Each site has information on eligibility, and what is needed for applying, such as copies of recent utility bills, a recent paystub or documentation that you are on Social Security or an assistance program.

If you have any questions about LIHEAP programs, get in touch with us and we’ll help you through the process.

You are our neighbors, and we don’t want our neighbors to be without heat. Don’t let pride or fear get in the way of keeping your home and loved ones warm this winter. The sooner you get started, the sooner you’ll have security of knowing your home will have heat this winter.

Contact us with any questions you have about LIHEAP.