低收入家庭能源援助计划(LIHEAP)

从联邦整笔拨款计划中提供资金,以帮助华盛顿州的低收入家庭维持负担得起的,可靠的公用事业服务,并避免冬季停工。

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LIHEAP通过社区行动机构和地方市政当局的网络向华盛顿市民提供能源援助。 These organizations perform program eligibility determinations and award LIHEAP grants to eligible households.这些组织执行计划资格确定并将LIHEAP赠款授予符合条件的家庭。 Each agency has their own procedures that will need to be followed in order to receive LIHEAP services.每个机构都有自己的程序,必须接受这些程序才能获得LIHEAP服务。

如何申请

要申请LIHEAP,您必须安排与您所在地区提供服务的组织的约会。

单击此处查看县地图,然后选择您居住的县。 您会在您所在地区找到该代理商的联系信息,以及有关安排LIHEAP约会的说明。

您也可以使用 预筛选和计划工具,这将为您提供所在县的联系信息,或者允许您根据当地的援助机构安排约会。

NOTE: The Department of Commerce is the state agency that administers the LIHEAP program in Washington.注意:商务部是在华盛顿州管理LIHEAP计划的州机构。 Commerce does not determine eligibility or award grants to households.商务部不会确定是否合格或授予家庭补助金。

服务范围

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded block grant administered by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Community Services.低收入家庭能源援助计划(LIHEAP)是由美国卫生与公共服务部社区服务办公室管理的联邦资助大笔拨款。 The program intends to assist low-income households in meeting their immediate home energy needs.该计划旨在帮助低收入家庭满足其即时家庭能源需求。

In Washington State, LIHEAP assists households whose incomes are at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty level.在华盛顿州,LIHEAP帮助收入低于或低于联邦贫困线XNUMX%的家庭。 These households pay a much higher proportion of their incomes for their home heating needs.这些家庭将其收入的很大一部分用于家庭取暖。 As a result, they are at risk of losing access to heat during cold-weather months.结果,他们有在寒冷天气失去热量的风险。 The program is designed to help these families keep their heat on, especially those households that are most vulnerable, such as the elderly, the disabled, and households with young children.该计划旨在帮助这些家庭保持活力,尤其是那些最脆弱的家庭,例如老人,残疾人和有小孩的家庭。

LIHEAP主要通过代表合格家庭直接向能源供应商申请能源援助赠款来帮助家庭。 In some situations, LIHEAP may also help repair or replace an unsafe, dysfunctional, and/or inoperative heating system.在某些情况下,LIHEAP还可以帮助修理或更换不安全,功能失常和/或无法运行的加热系统。 Households eligible for LIHEAP may also qualify to have their homes made more energy efficient through the Weatherization Program.符合LIHEAP资格的家庭也可能有资格通过“气候化计划”使房屋更加节能。

Help us strengthen the program integrity of Washington State LIHEAP.帮助我们加强华盛顿州立大学的计划完整性。 Please report suspected fraud to the Department of Commerce LIHEAP administrators by calling 360-725-2857.请致电XNUMX-XNUMX-XNUMX向商务部LIHEAP管理员报告涉嫌欺诈。

常见問答

If you reside in Washington State, your household has not received a LIHEAP grant during the current program year (Oct.-Sept.), and your household meets the income guidelines for the program, then you may be eligible for LIHEAP.如果您居住在华盛顿州,则您的家庭在当前计划年度(150月至XNUMX月)没有获得LIHEAP补助金,并且您的家庭符合该计划的收入准则,则您可能有资格获得LIHEAP。 The income limits are set at XNUMX% of the federal poverty level (FPL) and may be located on the收入限制设置为联邦贫困线(FPL)的XNUMX%,并且可能位于 资格指南 (PDF)页面。 The eligibility information provided on this site is only a guide.本网站上提供的资格信息仅是指导。 Eligibility has to be determined through your local LIHEAP provider.资格必须通过您当地的LIHEAP提供商来确定。 Find the provider in your area on the “How To Apply” page, and schedule an appointment today.在“如何申请”页面上找到您所在地区的提供者,并立即安排约会。

LIHEAP主要用于直接向能源供应商提供一次性的供暖补助,以帮助家庭。 In some cases, our program may also assist you in the repair or replacement of an unsafe, inoperative, and/or dysfunctional heat system.在某些情况下,我们的程序还可能会帮助您修理或更换不安全,无法运行和/或功能失调的供暖系统。

LIHEAP不是华盛顿唯一可用的能源援助计划。 Many energy providers across the state administer their own energy assistance programs and/or offer special rate discounts for qualified customers.州内的许多能源供应商都管理着自己的能源援助计划,并且/或者为合格的客户提供特殊的价格折扣。 Some of these programs are designed very similarly to the LIHEAP program and are provided through the same agencies that provide your local LIHEAP program.其中一些程序的设计与LIHEAP程序非常相似,并且是通过与提供本地LIHEAP程序的机构相同的机构提供的。

To apply for LIHEAP, you must schedule an appointment through the LIHEAP provider in your community.要申请LIHEAP,您必须通过社区中的LIHEAP提供者安排约会。 Each agency has its own process for scheduling appointments.每个代理商都有自己的预约流程。 You'll have to follow the scheduling procedures specific to the agency in your area.您必须遵循特定于您所在区域的代理商的计划程序。 Appointments cannot be made through the Department of Commerce.不能通过商务部进行约会。 You will find the LIHEAP provider in your area on the “How To Apply” page.您可以在“如何申请”页面上的区域中找到LIHEAP提供程序。

You can only apply for LIHEAP once each program year.每个课程年度您只能申请一次LIHEAP。 The program year runs from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.该计划年度从XNUMX月XNUMX日到XNUMX月XNUMX日。

It does not matter what your heat source is.您的热源是什么都没有关系。 Our program awards energy assistance grants regardless of fuel type.无论燃料类型如何,我们的计划都会授予能源援助赠款。 We assist households with electric, gas, propane, oil, coal, and wood.我们为家庭提供电力,天然气,丙烷,石油,煤炭和木材。

Yes.是。 You will need to provide documentation to receive a LIHEAP grant.您将需要提供文档才能获得LIHEAP补助金。 The documentation requested may vary by LIHEAP provider.要求的文件可能会因LIHEAP提供者而异。 Make sure to find out what documentation you'll need prior to your scheduled appointment.确保在预定约会之前先找到所需的文件。 Typically, you'll be asked to document your identity, residence, heat costs, and income.通常,系统会要求您记录您的身份,住所,供暖成本和收入。

The amount of money awarded to your household will depend on multiple factors.奖励给您家庭的金额将取决于多个因素。 Each household's size, income, and annual heat cost will affect the amount of their LIHEAP grant.每个家庭的规模,收入和年供热成本将影响其LIHEAP赠款的金额。 You'll have to schedule a LIHEAP appointment with the provider in your community to find out how much you could receive.您必须与社区中的提供者安排LIHEAP约会,以了解您可以收到多少。

In most cases, we will not pay you directly.在大多数情况下,我们不会直接向您付款。 Our program's number one option is to pay LIHEAP grants directly to the energy provider.我们计划的第一选择是直接向能源供应商支付LIHEAP赠款。 In some instances, a LIHEAP grant may be awarded directly to a household instead of the energy provider, but that is uncommon.在某些情况下,LIHEAP补助金可能直接发放给家庭而不是能源提供者,但这并不常见。