Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) 

Customers falling within 150 percent of federal poverty guidelines may be eligible to receive state and federal utility assistance dollars from the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The program is implemented through the Community Action Agencies with outreach offices in every county. Applications for heating assistance are taken from November 1, 2017 through May 18, 2018. Summer Cooling assistance will begin in June 2018 if remaining funds are available.

Please note, funding is limited and provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Required Information for LIHEAP Application

The following information is usually required when applying for LIHEAP at an agency; however, be sure to contact the agency for the complete list of documentation you'll need to provide:

  • Indiana picture ID
  • Social Security cards for all household members
  • NIPSCO bill
  • Proof of residency
  • Proof of income

2017-2018 Federal Poverty Guidelines

Household Size

Annual Household Income

(0-150% of Federal Poverty Level)


$0 - 18,090


$0 - 24,360


$0 - 30,630


$0 - 36,900


$0 - 43,170


$0 - 49,440


$0 - 55,710


$0 - 61,980


Contact a Community Action Agency

To find an agency in your area that can assist you with applying for energy assistance, view our list of participating agencies listed by county: Community Action Agency List