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Are you looking for help with your energy bills?

The mission of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is to assist low income households who have an energy crisis.

Keep them warm.

Missouri’s LIHEAP Program

This is a federally funded project administered by OACAC.

Start dates are as follows:

  • November 1: Residents with disabilities or age 60 or older. Applications accepted beginning October 1.
  • December 1: All other households. Applications accepted beginning November 1.


Energy Assistance 

The Winter Heating Energy Assistance Program (EA) provides a one-time payment for assistance with winter heating costs for low-income households.

  • Payments are based on household size and income.
  • The program runs from October through March
  • Applicants must first apply for the Energy Assistance Program before being considered for the Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP)



Energy Crisis Intervention Program 

The Winter Energy Crisis Intervention Program provides utility assistance and relief for eligible households to alleviate an energy-related crisis.

  • The winter program runs from October through May.
  • The Summer Energy Crisis Intervention Program provides assistance for electricity payments only and runs from June through September.



How Can You Apply for the LIHEAP Program?

To apply for LIHEAP, click here to download and print the 2021 English application. The completed application may be mailed, dropped off in person, or faxed to OACAC. Contact information is located on the first page of instructions.

2021 Solicitud de Ayuda Financiera para Calentar o Enfriar su Hogar – Donde Enviar Su Solicitud Del LIHEAP. 

If you have questions, you may call (417) 864-3460.


Help your neighbors stay warm by volunteering for LIHEAP!


Your gift helps families manage their energy costs — right here in Southwest Missouri!