HEA and LIHEAP
LIHEAP Emergency Fund
If you are a New Jersey resident who received a Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) heating grant after October 1, 2022, and you owe your electric company $300 or more, please call 800-510-3102 to request a “LIHEAP Emergency grant”.
Up to $400 can be provided for non-heating electric costs and up to $1,000 can be provided for electric heating costs through the New Jersey LIHEAP program.
If you have not yet applied for a LIHEAP grant, please call the agencies below or apply online now at: www.nj.gov/dca/dcaid.
The LIHEAP application deadline is June 30, 2023. More information about New Jersey’s utility assistance programs can be found here.
Home Energy Assistance (HEA & LIHEAP)
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is designed to help low-income families and individuals meet home heating and medically necessary cooling costs.
In order to be eligible for LIHEAP benefits, the applicant household must be responsible for home heating or cooling costs, either directly or included in the rent; and have gross income at or below 60% of the State Median Income. The amount of the LIHEAP heating benefit is determined by income, household size, fuel type, and heating region.