North Carolina is now accepting applications for low-income household heating assistance.

Any person 60 or older or receiving disability services are now able to apply for the state’s Low Income Energy Assistance Program. All other eligible households can start applying on January 3.

The Low-Income Energy Assistance (LIEAP) is run by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. It’s a federally-funded program that provides for a one-time vendor payment to help eligible households pay their heating bills.

Households that meet the following criteria may be eligible:

  • Have at least one U.S. citizen or non-citizen who meets the eligibility criteria.
  • Meet an income test.
  • Have reserves at or below $2,250.(Resources will not be counted for this year’s Season from December 1, 2022-March 31, 2023)
  • Be responsible for its heating costs.

Learn more about the program and eligibility here.