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 Household||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8|
|175% of Federal Poverty Guidelines||$1,759||$2,368||$2,978||$3,588||$4,197||$4,807||$5,416||$6,026|
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.