WASHINGTON – Congressman Mooney is pleased to announce that West Virginia has been awarded $31,563,526 million in funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Administered through the Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Community Services at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this funding will help individuals and families with low incomes pay their home heating costs this winter, and with cooling bills in the summer.
Congressman Alex X. Mooney said of the funding, “With rising energy costs, West Virginians will have access to this federal funding to reduce the costs of home heating and cooling bills, reconnecting energy services that have been disconnected, preventing energy shutoffs, and providing minor energy-related home repairs. LIHEAP helps make sure that our neighbors can meet their home energy needs and stay safe in their homes.”
Individuals interested in applying for LIHEAP can visit energyhelp.us or call the National Energy Assistance Referral (NEAR) hotline toll-free at: 1-866-674-6327.
Not sure whether you qualify? Households can easily identify if they may be eligible for assistance by using the LIHEAP Eligibility Tool on energyhelp.us.