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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:

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


Energy Assistance 

The Winter Heating and 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 the entire year from October through May
  • Applicants must first apply for EA before being considered for the Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP)


Energy Crisis Intervention Program 

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

  • The Winter program runs from November through May
  • The Summer Cooling Program runs from June through September

A disconnect notice is required for ECIP. 


How To Apply for LIHEAP

TO APPLY BY PAPER: Click here to download and print the FY ’24 application. The completed application may be mailed, dropped off in person, or faxed to OACAC. Contact information is included with the application.

TO APPLY ONLINE: Click here. NOTE: You must have Adobe Reader on your computer or device to open the application. If you do not have it, you can download it for free.

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**New as of 9/29/23: You can call our LIHEAP IVR system at (417) 879-6438 to receive an up-to-date report on the status of your application.  

As of 12/31/23, the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) has ended.  


Help your neighbors stay warm by volunteering for LIHEAP!


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