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Energy Assistance Program

Energy assistance program

The Georgia Department of Human Services provides assistance with heating bills through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Eligible customers will receive a one-time heating assistance payment per year.

Applications for LIHEAP are processed through your local Community Action Agency. Visit liheap.org for more information or to find a local agency.


  • To receive assistance, your household income must be at or below 60 percent of the state median income level.
  • The person applying must be responsible for paying for the energy cost of the primary home heating source and a U.S. citizen or legal alien.
  • The assistance is generally a locally-issued check to the utility on your behalf.

The amount varies and averaged $330 last year.