The Kansas Department of Children and Families is now accepting applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program in Kansas. An online application is also available here.
The federally funded program provided qualifying households with a one-time annual benefit to assist in winter heating bills. The funding for the program is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Community Service through the Federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. In 2019, about 33,000 households received an average benefit of $576.
In order to qualify for the assistance, applicants must be directly responsible for the heating bills of the residence. Total residential income cannot exceed 130% of the federal poverty level and applicants need to have made payments on their heating bill two out of the last three months. Those payments must be equal to or exceed $80 or the total balance due on their energy bills, whichever is less.
The deadline for applications is March 31. The local DCF building is located at 115 E. Euclid St.