The Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) (formerly known as Fuel Assistance) provides eligible households with help in paying a portion of winter heating bills.
When can I apply?
The online application opens on October 1 for the heating season (November 1 – April 30).
First time applicants must participate in an intake appointment. To get started, submit an online application or contact your local agency. Applications are mailed to returning households after the first year of application and can be renewed online, in person, or by mail. Households must apply each year.
Where can I apply?
You can submit an application online, in person at the LIHEAP agency in your area, or by mail. Use the LIHEAP portal to find your agency or start the application.
Funding Amount Information
Each year, the benefit amounts provided to support eligible households change depending on how much funding is allocated to Massachusetts by the US Department of Health and Human Services. Housing subsidies also determine the specific benefit level.
Formerly known as Fuel Assistance, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides eligible households with help in paying a portion of winter heating bills.