NOTE: The Low Income Energy Assistance Program application period has been extended until August 31, 2019.
This extension will apply to all types of benefits: HEA, Cooling and Emergency Assistance and Heater Repairs.

 The Home Energy Assistance Program helps very low-income residents with their heating and cooling bills, and makes provisions for emergency heating system services and emergency fuel assistance within the Home Energy Assistance Program.

How to Apply for Home Energy Assistance:
1. Find out if you are eligible for the program
     Review the Energy Assistance Program Fact Sheet and Income Guidelines
2. If you are eligible, fill out an application
     Download, print and complete the Home Energy/USF/Weatherization Program Application [pdf  389kB]
3. Submit a completed application to your Local Community Action Agency
     Choose from the list of Local Application Agency's contact information 

For more information or to locate your nearest application agency, please call our toll-free hotline at 1-800-510-3102

Home Energy Assistance - Quick Facts:
Assistance Provided To:
Very low-income persons.
Type of Assistance: Financial-Grants.
Funding Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Procedure for Applying: Inter-Departmental Agreement
Award Period: October 1 to September 30.
Contact: Ahmad McDougle 1 (800) 510-3102  EnergyAssistance 

Notice of Public Hearing - 2019 NJ State Plan and Grant Application for LIHEAP [pdf 12kB]

Notice of Public Hearing - 2018 NJ State Model Plan and Application for LIHEAP Program [pdf 11kB]

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Detailed Model Plan - Fiscal Year (FY) 2017) [pdf 174kB]

Public Hearing Notice for LIHEAP Handbook [pdf 11kB]

LIHEAP Handbook [pdf 220kB]

LIHEAP Program Proposal  [pdf 99kB]

Certificate Proposal 2018 [pdf 115 kB]

The PAGE Program helps low to moderate income residents of NJ that are over income for the LIHEAP program with their gas and electric bills.  For more information visit: or contact (732) 982-8710. 

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