Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
THDA is making its 2024 Detailed LIHEAP Model Plan available for further public comment. The plan has not been substantially modified since its first availability for public comment between September 6 - 15, 2023. However, we would appreciate receipt of any additional input from interested citizens, program partners and other interested parties, particularly those serving low income households, so that we can continue to tailor the program to best meet the needs of targeted households. Any comments must be submitted in writing to THDA at LIHEAP@thda.org
by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 6, 2023.
What is LIHEAP?
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded grant program created by the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1981. The program aims to assist low income households, primarily those who pay a high proportion of household income on home energy, in meeting their immediate energy needs. In Tennessee LIHEAP is administered through a network of 19 local agencies that reach all 95 counties. LIHEAP is a one-time assistance offered to help defray heating and cooling expenses, as long as funding is available.
Applicants must meet income eligibility. Income eligible households are those at or below 60% of the State Median Income. See our chart of household income limits to see if you are eligible.
The application, along with all necessary verifications, must be submitted through the designated LIHEAP agency in the applicant's county of residence.
For more information or further assistance with the application process, please contact your local LIHEAP agency. Click here for a list of agencies and counties they serve.
LIHEAP assistance does not go directly to the client or applicant; rather direct payments are made through the LIHEAP agency to the local utility company or energy supplier.
- View flyer with details about the LIHEAP Program
- For home energy-saving tips, please visit the U.S. Department of Energy's