Low-Income Home Energy Assistance

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance



The LIHEAP Program is designed to assist eligible households with very low income, who pay a high portion of household income for home energy to meet their immediate home energy need. Assistance is provided beginning October 1st through September 30th year round or until funds are exhausted.  This applies to Regular Energy Assistance as well as Emergency Crisis Assistance.

LIHWAP

Northwest currently offers water assistance through the LIHWAP Program.  This program provides a benefit payment to a designated water account based on an applications income eligibility.  This program is scheduled to run October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023 or until funding is exhausted during the 2024 fiscal year.


LIHEAP Application Guide

Dear Applicant,

Please read your application carefully and make sure it is filled out completely. You must include the following attachments with your mail-in application:


Steps for Filling Out LIHEAP Application

  1. Check type of assistance - Regular or Crisis.
    1. Unlike regular applications, Crisis Assistance applications will need to meet crisis guidelines, including that your home utility should be pending disconnection.
    2. Please meet with your local County Service Manager to complete an emergency application due to strict timelines for processing.
  2. Circle Yes or No regarding whether you have applied for assistance within the current fiscal year and with which agency.
  3. Fill in applicant’s name, telephone number, current address, and mailing address if different from utility service address.
  4. List all household members including applicant and requested information concerning each one.
  5. Check one box best describing your family type.
  6. Fill in Declaration of Disability for any household members with a permanent disability.
    1. Circle Yes or No if life support equipment is required.
    2. If a permanent disability is declared for a household member that does not receive a SSDA or SSI check, you must provide a doctor’s statement stating the disability.
  7. List income and employer details for all household members age 18 and up.
  8. Check applicant housing type.
  9. Circle the source(s) of energy for which you are requesting assistance.
  10. LEAVE "HOME ENERGY COSTS" AND "PUBLIC HOUSING/SECTION 8 TENANTS ONLY" BLANK - THIS WILL BE FILLED IN BY OUR AGENCY STAFF
  11. If you have more than one utility or energy company, please list the one with which you need assistance first!
  12. If the utility or energy account name is different than applicant name, please note this on your application and highlight or circle it.
  13. Please read applicant certification section and Check whether you Do or Do Not agree to allow the information in your application to be shared with other agencies.
  14. Sign and date the application.
    1. The application should not be dated until the application is fully completed and all required documentation has been gathered.

Crisis Assistance Guidelines

Bill must be either a shut off notice, disconnected utilities, or a lack of home delivered fuel notice that is less than 10%.


Uncontrollable Guidelines:

Uncontrollable Circumstances must be explained by the client and documented to the extent possible.


Processing Time

All Crisis Assistance applications must be accepted in person. If you are unable to travel, please call your local county service center.

If your crisis application is life-threatening, please contact your local county service center as soon as possible.


If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the NWTEDC Central Office or your local County Service Manager:


Central Office Contact

Lalania Gray, Program Director
Northwest TN Economic Development Council

731-364-3228, ext 4841

231 South Wilson Street
Dresden, TN 38225


Benton

731-584-7355

119 Cole Ave, Suite 3
Camden, TN


Carroll

731-209-4458

13355 Paris St
Huntingdon, TN


Crockett

731-696-2871

151 Conley Rd
Alamo, TN


Dyer

731-285-5556

1400 Hornbrook St
Dyersburg, TN


Gibson

731-855-2035

1600 Industrial Dr
Trenton, TN


Henry

731-642-3132

55 Jones Bend Rd
Paris, TN


Lake

731-253-7632

203 S. Court St
Tiptonville, TN


Obion

731-885-0462

316 S. 3rd St, Suite C
Union City, TN


Weakley

731-364-4811

231 S. Wilson St
Dresden, TN






Helpful Resources

LIHEAP Newsletter LIHEAP Open Enrollment Flyer 2024 Application 2024 Income Guidelines LI-03 Self-Declare Zero Income 2024 (PDF) LI-05 Landlord-Tenant Agreement FY 2024 LI-06 Self Employment Form FY 2024 LI-07 Assurance 16 Service Usage Tracking Log FY 2024 Different Account Name Form Different Account Name Form (PDF)