Energy Assistance

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Operation Threshold’s Energy Assistance programming (including the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program [LIHEAP]) is designed to assist low-income families meet the cost of home heating.

LIHEAP supplements the high cost of winter heating for low-income households, provides emergency furnace repairs or replacement for income-qualifying homeowners and offers assistance with telephone costs to those that qualify.

Households with income levels at or below 175% of the poverty level are eligible for benefits.  Eligible income amounts may be increased for households with significant medical expenses.


Energy Assistance Income Guidelines (30 day income)

# of Persons in Household12345678
175% of Federal Poverty Guidelines$1,759


Applications are accepted from November 1 – April 30th; however, the elderly, disabled and those with a disconnect notice are eligible to apply early – starting October 1. Applications are processed on a first come, first-served basis.

On a limited basis, Operation Threshold provides financial assistance to households facing crisis situations such as utility disconnection, emergency fuel deliveries, and furnace repair/replacement. Income requirements for Crisis Assistance vary depending upon the source of funding, but the maximum income would match the LIHEAP.

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