The Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP), a federally funded program that helps eligible households pay a portion of their home energy costs by providing a one-time per year benefit, is currently available for eligible Kansans.
Persons with disabilities, older adults and families with children are the primary groups who are assisted. The program is managed and administered by the State of Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF), with the 2023 application open through Mar. 31.
To qualify, applicants must be responsible for direct payment of their heating bills, with income eligibility requirements set at 150% of the federal poverty level.
To learn more about eligibility requirements, find additional information, or complete a LIEAP application, interested parties should go to the State of Kansas DCF website or call the State of Kansas DCF offices directly at 1-800- 432-0043.
In Wyandotte County, the Unified Government is offering seniors residing in the county personalized assistance with applying for both LIEAP and sales and property tax rebates. In Wyandotte, Seniors are asked to call 311 to set an appointment.
Funding for the LIEAP is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Community Service through the Federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.