The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Children and Family Services is holding this hearing to accept comments on the proposed state plan for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program for the period of October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. Read the full Public Notice. View the LIHEAP State Plan FFY-2023. (Very large file warning)
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps low income households stay safe and healthy by providing financial assistance to offset the costs of heating and cooling. LIHEAP particularly helps households that pay a high portion of household income for home energy to meet immediate home energy needs.
The LIHEAP Program provides heating assistance, cooling assistance, year round crisis assistance, emergency furnace repair and replacement, fan program and weatherization services for eligible Nebraska citizens/households. LIHEAP in Nebraska is solely funded through a federal grant (no general fund authority for aid).
For further assistance, or an application, contact the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services office in your county.
The cooling season runs from June 1st to August 31st. To qualify for cooling assistance, a household must qualify for LIHEAP and include a household member who:
If a household member has a severe illness or condition which is aggravated by extreme heat an IM-55 is required for medical verification of need for cooling. This information has to be updated annually unless the medical condition has been verified as longer the one year in duration.