Delaware Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in Energy Assistance
December 19, 2018

Overview

The Delaware Energy Assistance Program (DEAP) is a Federally funded program for low-income families that need help meeting their home energy costs. The Division of State Service Centers (DSSC) administers this program on a contractual basis with Catholic Charities, Inc. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), under the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), provides funds. DEAP services provide assistance to income-eligible families to help them meet their home energy needs.

Administration

Delaware Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is administered by Administration for Children and Families (ACF).

Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Delaware and you must need financial assistance for home energy costs.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $24,120
2 $32,480
3 $40,840
4 $49,200
5 $57,560
6 $65,920
7 $74,280
8 $82,640

*For households with more than eight people, add $8,360 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or certain needs-tested Veterans benefits may be automatically eligible.

Application Details

Call Catholic Charities to find out where and how to apply for assistance.

  • Kent County: 302-674-1782
  • New Castle County: 302-654-9295
  • Sussex County: 302-856-6310

Contact:

(302) 255-9875

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