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Applications For Energy Assistance Will Be Accepted Beginning Today
Updated October 31, 2017 3:27 AM
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(UNDATED) - The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) has announced dates for the 2017-18 Winter Assistance Program through the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The program begins November 1, 2017 and concludes May 18, 2018.

Applications will be accepted by community-based organizations - Hoosier Uplands - under contract with IHCDA. These 21 community organizations referred to as "Local Service Providers" (LSPs) cover all 92 Indiana counties.

Individuals seeking assistance can apply in person, on-line here , through the mail-in or at Hoosier Uplands.

The LIHEAP Block Grant is a non-competitive, federally funded block grant offered through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). LIHEAP provides financial assistance to low-income households to maintain their home utility services.

Since July 1, 2006, the block grant has been administered by IHCDA. During the 2016-17 Winter Assistance period that ended on May 13, a total of 101,300 households were served and received an average benefit of $510.

2017-18 Energy Assistance Program Dates
November 1, 2017 - Statewide start of the Heating Assistance Program and the State Energy Assistance Program.

December 1, 2017 - Clients with active service and have approved EAP applications are protected from disconnection through March 15, 2017.

March 15, 2018 - Moratorium Protection ends; utility companies will begin disconnecting services that are not current.

May 18, 2018 - Winter benefit ends; last day for clients to apply or complete a pending application.

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