LIHEAP Florida

LIHEAP Florida assist eligible low-income Florida households in meeting the costs of home heating during winter and cooling during summer.

LIHEAP may help pay your natural gas or propane bill only in the winter, if gas or propane are your primary source to heat your home. The program doesn't pay for water, sewer or telephone services.

If you need help paying your water bill, you may apply for Florida LIHWAP instead. Eligible households may get up to $1,000 within a 12-month period.


Who is eligible for LIHEAP Florida? #

Eligibility is determined by the local agency providing LIHEAP services in the county in which you live. In most cases, if you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be a resident of Florida
  2. Be a U.S. Citizen, qualified alien or permanent resident of the U.S
  3. Be responsible for paying your home heating or cooling bills
  4. Have a total income no more than 60% of the Florida State Median Income

Preference is given to the elderly or disabled, families with children, and households with a high energy burden.

How much does LIHEAP pay in Florida? #

LIHEAP assistance is not a monthly benefit. Depending on the availability of fund in your county, you may receive assistance once a year or up to three times a year, with a maximum amount of $1,000 per household in a 12-month period.

How do I apply for LIHEAP in Florida? #

There is no web-based application available at this time. You must contact your local LIHEAP provider to find out if money is available, how to apply, and how to get an application.

Most local LIHEAP agencies require an appointment. You may schedule an appointment with the appropriate agency for the county in which you live.

Florida's LIHEAP office
(850) 717-8450

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