Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)

LIEAP is a federally funded program which provides eligible households with one-time assistance towards heating expenses. This program runs annually from December 1st-March 31st. December 1st through December 31st, priority is given to households containing an elderly person age 60 or older or households containing persons with disabilities who also receive services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS).  January 1st through March 31st, any household can potentially receive benefits, if all eligibility requirements are met and funds are available.  Payments are made directly to the heating vendor and amounts vary according to household size and the household’s primary heating source.

To be eligible, a person must:

  • Have at least one U.S. citizen or non-citizen who meets eligibility criteria
  • Have income equal to or less than 130 percent of the federal poverty limit
  • Have resources, such as saving and checking accounts, cash on hand, at or below $2,250
  • Be responsible for their heating cost

For more information regarding LIEAP, you may call 919-731-1577 to speak with an Energy worker and/or click the link below.


Weatherization Assistance is also available to help eligible individuals save energy and reduce utility costs. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Heating and Air Repair and Replacement Program (HARRP) Weatherization programs for Wayne County are managed through Wayne Action Group for Economic Solvency, Inc (WAGES). For more information on these programs, please call 919-734-1178, ext 240 to speak with a representative or visit their website at http://wagesnc.org/programs/weatherization-haarp-program/.