Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Family Sitting with CounselorLIHEAP services are provided to assist families, particularly those with the lowest incomes that pay a high proportion of their household income for home energy, meet their immediate home energy needs.

This program is available to individuals living in Hardee and Manatee counties.


Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Poverty Income Guidelines*

Effective October 1, 2021

People in the Household 150%
1 $25,296
2 $33,079
3 $40,863
4 $48,646
5 $56,430
6 $64,213
7 $65,672
8 $67,132

Application Process

  1. Pick your appointment time from the available slots on the calendar. (Appointments can be made up to 2 weeks in advance.) It is possible that there will be no available slots. If that is the case, you should try again the next day when more slots open up.  The schedule accurately reflects the number of slots we have and the number of staff we have to fill them.
  2. Once you have chosen an appointment time, you will be asked to fill out our LIHEAP application form. You need to fill out this form in order to keep your appointment time.
  3. Your appointment request will be reviewed to make sure you meet some minimum eligibility requirements. If you do not meet these requirements, your appointment will be canceled and you will be contacted to let you know.

NOTE: Appointment links are active 8:00am – 11:59pm Monday-Friday.

Schedule an Appointment

Current scheduling: 8:00am-10:30am

Please note that our offices are closed to the public and ALL APPOINTMENTS ARE HANDLED BY PHONE

Program Contact

Client Services | 941-827-0188 ext. 7900

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