Carolina Community Actions, Inc.

Energy bills assistance for low-income elderly in South Carolina


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Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Winter heating and summer cooling bills assistance for the elderly

Contact Information:

Chester County

103 McAliley St.         map

Chester, SC 29706



Fairfield County

402 S. Congress St.   map

Winnsboro, SC  29108



Lancaster County

101 S. Wylie St.         map

Lancaster, SC



Union County

201 E. Main St.           map

Union, SC  29279



York County

138 S Oakland Ave.   map

Rock Hill, SC  29730


Qualified residents may

receive up to $750 in federal funding for non-emergency

heating assistance!

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally-funded program designed to assist eligible low-income households in meeting home heating and/or cooling needs.  LIHEAP alleviates home energy crises through the provision of energy assistance, energy education, home weatherization, income management counseling, and prevention with energy providers on behalf of low-income households.

Click here to see what you need to bring with you to apply

Click here to see Income Guidelines for residents receiving LIHEAP funds

In South Carolina, LIHEAP is administered through the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO).  LIHEAP programs are administered through a network of fifteen community actions agencies that provide LIHEAP Energy Assistance to eligible low-income households for all 46 counties.  The LIHEAP Program Year operates from January 1 through December 31.

Income eligibility for all LIHEAP assistance under this plan will be limited to households whose total monthly gross income does not exceed 150% of the Poverty Income Guidelines published in the Federal Register by the Department of Health and Human Services. LIHEAP is a block grant federally funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The LIHEAP grant is administered from January through December each year. Individuals in need of heating and/or cooling assistant may contact Carolina Community Actions, Inc. in Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, York and Union Counties to provide some relief.

The goals of the LIHEAP are:

  • Expand outreach in one or more vulnerable household categories
  • Target energy assistance to eligible households with the highest energy needs and lowest income
  • Expand outreach to previously unserved households (never served or not served in the current year
  • Increase efficiency of energy usage by applicant households, and
  • Address efficient home heating cooling systems through repairs and/replacement.

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Emergency Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP) for Heating and/or Cooling

  • A termination notice does not always constitute an emergency. (Unemployed “employable” applicants that refuse to seek employment or participate in a case management plan. LIHEAP funds may be used to provide services (needs assessment and counseling) that encourage and enable households to reduce home energy need for energy assistance.
  • Rent eviction notice (household cannot afford to pay both rent and utility,  but with energy assistance could sustain housing/rental)
  • Cooling or heating necessity due to adverse effects of extreme temperatures.
  • Burn-out (needs financial assistance to establish home energy in new or temporary residence.
  • Job loss, illness, or death of primary income provider
  • No electricity at current residence

Our staff undergoes constant training to keep up-to-date on federal guidelines and availability of services in order to best serve our clients.



For additional information, call 803 366-5537 or 211 (United Way).  This program is sponsored by Carolina Community Actions, Inc.


Carolina Community Actions Inc.

Physical Address
138 Oakland Avenue
Rock Hill, SC   29730
Phone:  (803) 329-5196

Mailing Address  PO Box 933                    Rock Hill, SC 29731

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