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Posted on: February 8, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Federal Funds available to assist low-income residents with energy costs through "LIHEAP"

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps low-income families with home heating and cooling costs. Applications must be completed in person at the local provider, which the closest one is in Lake Worth. Call (561) 694-5415 for an appointment.

To apply for assistance, applicants need to call the local agency, with most local agencies requiring an appointment to complete the application (there is no online application process). The local agency assists with application completion, receives applications, determines eligibility, and makes payment directly to the energy company on the applicant's behalf.

LIHEAP is a federal program that provides funds to low-income residents to help offset energy costs. This is different than Property Assessed Clean Energy ("PACE"), which is an energy financing program that provides financing to commercial and residential property owners to make energy efficiency, renewable energy and wind resistance improvements to their properties. PACE is available to all property owners, regardless of income, and provides up front capital to property owners to make those improvements, which is repaid through a non-ad valorem assessment annually on the property owner's tax bill.
"LIHEAP" Information
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