In order to align with the receipt of Federal funds, DHHS plans to begin issuing LIHEAP automatic heating payments on behalf of eligible households during the week of December 5th, 2022. Eligible Nebraskans will receive a notice at that time. If you currently have a shut-off notice or are in danger of receiving a shut-off notice from your heating provider, please call (800) 383-4278 for assistance.
En EspañolPara alinearse con la recepción de fondos federales, el DHHS planea comenzar a emitir pagos automáticos de calefacción LIHEAP en nombre de los hogares elegibles durante la semana del 5 de diciembre de 2022. Los residentes de Nebraska elegibles recibirán un aviso en ese momento. Si actualmente tiene un aviso de desconección está en peligro de recibir un aviso de desconección de su proveedor de calefacción, llame al (800) 383-4278 para obtener ayuda.
View the current LIHEAP State Plan FFY-2023.
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.