This program provides assistance to qualifying families who do not receive Work First cash assistance with one time emergency assistance to relieve a temporary crisis. The program is offered based on the availability of funds.
Low Income Energy Assistance (LIEAP):
This program assists low-income clients with their energy (heating) bills by providingpayments to local vendors.The payments are issued once per year. Elderly clients may start to apply in the month of December and all other citizens may apply in the month of January through March.
Crisis Intervention Program (CIP):
This program provides payments to local vendors for energy assistance that may provide for heating or cooling. The funds are generally used for heating oil, kerosene, electricity and wood. The Department determines the client’s eligibility. The program may be limited based on the availability of funds.