The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
Provides a one-time payment to help offset an eligible household’s energy cost (utility bill). Funds are limited for this program and are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to pay your utility bills.
The Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP)
Provides assistance to low-income households that are in a crisis situation. Examples include a household that has received a 24 to 48 hours disconnect notice or service termination by its utility company. A household facing an energy-related crisis or life-threatening emergency in the applicant’s household, including a combustible appliance. Funds are limited for this program and are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to pay your utility bills.
Federal Income Requirements
Your household may qualify for the HEAP Program if your gross monthly household income is less than:
Gross: All income from any source, before tax deductions.
What you will need to complete the HEAP Application Packet:
Dark Blue or Black Ink Pen
Social Security Number/Identification Number
ENERGY Utility Bills
Total Household Gross Monthly Income (Documented Proof)
In order to properly process your application, it is important that you complete the application correctly. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. All supporting documentation must be within 30 days of the date that your application is received. Back dated applications will not be accepted. Do not send original income verification documents—they will not be returned. Do not stop paying your utility bill(s). IMACA uses a priority point system serving those with the greatest need first. Payment is not guaranteed. White out may not be used on any portion of this application. Applications with food/liquid damage will not be accepted. You will be notified via mail of the status of your application once it has been processed.
Once you have completed the HEAP Application Packet, please return to: