Winter heating assistance available to Hoosiers struggling this winter season

As Indiana begins to feel the chill of winter and the days get shorter, many are switching on their furnaces and keeping the lights on longer. Lower temperatures and longer nights also mean increases in energy costs.

With higher bills, many struggling Hoosiers worry about staying warm. Fortunately, there are several resources available for families in need of help.

Through the Energy Assistance Program, residents needing help paying for utility costs associated with electricity and their primary heating source can receive a one-time annual benefit. The application window is open through May 15, 2023. Households that make 60% of the state median income or less may qualify for these benefits. Hoosiers can learn more and apply today by visiting, clicking on “Homeowners & Renters,” and scrolling down to the LIHEAP program.

Last winter, this program helped many households in Southeast Indiana. Those who are eligible for assistance and have applied for help are protected under Indiana law from having their residential services from being disconnected beginning Dec. 1 to March 15.  

Hoosiers worried about paying for utilities should reach out for help. If you have questions about state resources available, please contact me at 317-234-9450 or email