LIHEAP Funds for Utility Bill Assistance Increased Under CARES Act

We are actively looking for ways to help our Members who have suffered economic hardship during the COVID-19 situation. See if your family will qualify for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

LIHEAP is a federally-funded program administered by the states. It provides critical home heating and cooling help to millions of vulnerable American families. In 2019, it helped approximately 6 million households with an average annual grant of $520 across the nation.

Congress appropriated $3.74 billion for LIHEAP in 2020. The recently-passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provided an additional $900 million for LIHEAP.

LIHEAP funds are administered in Mississippi by the Department of Human Services. Applications for these funds are typically accepted at AJFC Community Action Agency, Southwest Mississippi Opportunity and Hinds County Human Resource Agency, but you can follow this link to see if you are eligible for LIHEAP funds: Click or tap on the yellow section and follow the step-by-step questionnaire to help you determine if you are eligible for LIHEAP.

If you have any questions about LIHEAP funds, please visit our Energy Assistance page for the contact information for the above-listed agencies.