Winter energy assistance programs available for low-income Hoosiers

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Hoosiers needing help paying their energy bills this winter can apply for assistance programs next month.

Starting Nov. 1, applications will be accepted by community-based organizations under contract with the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (LIHEAP), which provides winter assistance through its Low Income Energy Assistance Program.

Local service providers cover all 92 Indiana counties; individuals seeking assistance can apply in person, through a mail-in process or through another subcontractor that provides service in their county.

The LIHEAP Block Grant is federally funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It provides financial help to low-income households so they can pay to heat their homes during the winter months.

During the 2015-2016 program, 103,200 households received aid with an average benefit of $300. For more information about the program in each county, visit this website.

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