North Carolina Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)

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


The North Carolina Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) provides a one-time vendor payment to help eligible households pay their heating bills. The time frame to apply for this benefit is December 1st through March 31st of each year.


North Carolina Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is administered by Administration for Children and Families (ACF).

Program Requirements:

To qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of North Carolina and you must meet income and resource guidelines. Beginning December 1st through January 31st of each year, priority in eligibility is given to households that contain an elderly person in age 60 and over or, a disabled person receiving a service through the North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services.


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 $15,678
2 $21,112
3 $26,546
4 $31,980
5 $37,414
6 $42,848
7 $48,282
8 $53,716

*For households with more than eight people, add $5,434 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

Application Details

To apply for this program, please contact the local administering agency near you:

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