Council of Community Services understands the challenges that low-income families face, especially during the winter. That's why we want to raise awareness about the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) administered by the Wyoming Department of Family Services (DFS). This federally-funded program provides financial assistance to eligible households to help pay for their heating bills during the winter.
The program prioritizes households with elderly, disabled, and young children to ensure that those who are most vulnerable are taken care of. It provides seasonal benefits that are applied to the household's main heat source, helping to ensure that everyone has access to a warm and comfortable home during the harsh winter months.
Moreover, the program offers weatherization assistance to improve the energy efficiency of homes, which ultimately leads to lower energy bills. Approved LIEAP applicants are automatically considered. By improving the energy efficiency of homes, LIEAP effectively mitigates poverty by reducing the energy bills of low-income families, and freeing up resources for other basic needs such as food, clothing, and healthcare.
It's important to note that eligibility requirements vary depending on income, family size, and other factors. If you applied last season, you will automatically receive a new LIEAP application in the mail for the upcoming season. If you are a new applicant, you can apply online.
The deadline for assistance with utility bills is fast approaching on February 29th, so it's important to act now. Applying for LIEAP is easy and the program can make a significant difference in the lives of those who need it most. Council of Community Services encourages everyone who meets the eligibility criteria to take advantage of this program and stay warm this winter season.
For households with > 10 members, please call 1-800-246-4221 for additional income guidelines.