The Contra Costa County Community Services Department
is funded to operate LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program).
LIHEAP distributes funds to low-income county residents for their energy
bills that are living below 100% of Federal Poverty guidelines.
Applicants are also eligible for free Weatherization and energy reduction
services to their homes.
THE LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP) MAY BE
ABLE TO HELP KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE AND HEALTHY.
STAY HEALTHY IN YOUR HOME
Energy assistance is important to all that receive it, but more so if
someone in your home is elderly, disabled or a young child under 6 years
old. These persons are especially at risk for life threatening illness
or death if their home is too cold in the winter or too hot in the summer.
BE SAFE IN YOUR HOME
You can face safety risks if you are unable to pay your home energy bills.
Some people resort to unsafe methods to keep their homes warm or cool.
These include the use of fireplaces, stoves, improperly vented portable
heaters, barbecue grills, or overloading electrical circuits. These methods
are not only fire hazards, but also create the risk of carbon monoxide
YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR HELP WITH HOME HEATING
AND/OR COOLING BILLS.
WHAT IS LIHEAP?
LIHEAP is a Federally-funded program that helps low-income households
with their home energy bills.
LIHEAP can help you stay warm in the winter and cool in
the summer. By doing so, you can reduce the risk of health and safety
problems (such as illness, fire, or eviction).
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE LIHEAP ASSISTANCE?
The LIHEAP program in your community determines if your household's income
qualifies for the program. The LIHEAP program may also require households
to meet additional eligibility criteria to receive LIHEAP assistance.*
*NOTE: The availability of LIHEAP assistance is not guaranteed.
Often most of the Federal LIHEAP funds are spent during the winter.
WHAT ASSISTANCE DOES LIHEAP PROVIDE?
Your LIHEAP program may be able to offer you one or more of the following
types of assistance:
Bill payment assistance.
Energy crisis assistance.
Weatherization and energy-related home repairs.
TO APPLY FOR THE LIHEAP PROGRAM
To apply, simply print out the application
forms from this web-site, include copies of all requested documents,
and return your packet to:
Contra Costa County
Community Services Department
Home Energy Assistance Program
2520 Stanwell Drive, Suite 129
Concord, CA 94520-4840