Carolina Community Actions, Inc

Low Income Heating Emergency Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Authorized by Title XXVI of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, the LIHEAP Program operates from January 1 through December 31.  This program is designed to help low income households meet their home heating and cooling needs and increase energy self-sufficiency, and thereby reduce the vulnerability resulting from energy needs.

Once the minimum income eligibility criteria is established, priority is then given to vulnerable households; particularly those that use a large portion of the income to pay for their home energy needs.  Vulnerable households include those households with members who are elderly, disabled, have children age 5 or younger and households with income at or below 100% of the Federal Poverty Levels.  Services are provided on both an emergency basis and on a direct assistance (non-emergency) basis. 

HVAC and Air Conditioners - To assist vulnerable households to sustain extreme winter and summer heat, HVAC and air conditioner units were installed.  The agency coordinates proper procurement, installation and client education on the usage of each service.

To see if you meet the income requirement, find your family size on the chart.  If you make less than the dollar amount listed, you meet the income requirement.

Family Size 150% Monthly Poverty Guideline 150% Annual Poverty Guideline
1 $1,595.00 $19,140.00
2 $2,155.00 $25,860.00
3 $2,715.00 $32,580.00
4 $3,275.00 $39,300.00
5 $3,835.00 $46,020.00
6 $4,395.00 $52,740.00
7 $4,955.00 $59,460.00
8 $5,515.00 $66,180.00
For each additional person, add $560.00 $6,720.00

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