Access to safe and affordable drinking water and wastewater services is a fundamental element of health, safety, and well-being for households in Nebraska.
The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) provides financial assistance to water utility providers for eligible households whose water utility services (drinking water or wastewater) are disconnected or past due. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) received federal funds from the Office of Community Services as a result of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act in the amount of $5,988,839 to administer LIHWAP. LIHWAP in Nebraska is 100% federally funded.
To qualify for LIHWAP, a household must:
If your household has an active or pending Economic Assistance (EA) case, you may request LIHWAP without submitting a new application. If your household does not have an active or pending EA case, you must submit an agency approved application for LIHWAP.
Individuals can request or apply for LIHWAP:
The following forms must be completed and submitted to DHHS via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DHHS will send a confirmation email once forms have been received, and your agency is approved to receive LIHWAP payments.
Federal Fiscal Year 2022 - 2023 (October 1, 2021 - September 30, 2023)