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California Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program


What is California Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program?

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Block Grant is funded by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and provides two basic types of services. Eligible low-income persons, via local governmental and nonprofit organizations, can receive financial assistance to offset the costs of heating and/or cooling dwellings, and/or have their dwellings weatherized to make them more energy efficient. This is accomplished through these program components:

  • The Weatherization Program provides free weatherization services to improve the energy efficiency of homes, including attic insulation, weather stripping, minor housing repairs, and related energy conservation measures.
  • The Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP) provides payments for weather-related or energy-related emergencies.


California Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is administered by California.

Program Requirements

Qualification Requirements Last Updated on 2025-03-01

To be eligible for this benefit program, you must be a resident of California and you must need financial assistance with home energy costs.

A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as SNAP, SSI, TANF, automatically meets the eligibility requirement.

In order to qualify, you must also have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below 60 percent of the State Median Income:

Annual Household Income Limits (before taxes)
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $38,041
2 $49,746
3 $61,451
4 $73,156
5 $84,861
6 $96,566
7 $98,761
8 $100,955

*For households with more than eight people, add $2,194 per additional person.

Application Details

What is the application process for California Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program?

To apply, find the energy service provider in your community on the California Department of Community Services & Development site. 

You may also call the CSD toll-free phone center at 1-866-675-6623.

Contact Info


How to Apply

CA Low Income Energy Assistance

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