What is Indiana HEAP/LIHEAP? – Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
HEAP is a federally funded program that issues heating benefits to supplement a household’s annual energy cost. HEAP program was started in 1981 and is funded by federal government. HEAP also offers an emergency benefit for households in a heat or heat related energy emergency. Additionally, HEAP offers a heating equipment repair and/or replacement benefit for homeowners with inoperable heating equipment.
HEAP may help you pay for Electricity, Propane, Natural Gas, Wood, Oil, Kerosene, Coal, or any other heating fuel.
Do You Qualify for HEAP Indiana?
To qualify for Indiana HEAP, you must be enrolled in a qualifying social service program (see below):
- Must be a resident of the state of Indiana
- Must need financial assistance for home energy costs
- You receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamp) benefits or
- You receive Temporary Assistance or
- You receive Code A Supplemental Security Income (SSI Living Alone)
- OR your income must be below 150% of the federal poverty guidelines.
Applications for regular HEAP benefits will be accepted beginning around November of the year.
How to apply for Indiana HEAP
Please contact the Community Development Representative in your area to learn about the appropriate funds available from the Energy Assistance Program and the technical aspects of submitting the application. A site visit will be completed to assess the ability to meet the requirements. Please review the document below to locate your representative and their contact information.
Boone, Hamilton, Hendricks, Marion County
317-396-1732 ext. 1750
3266 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Lake, Porter, Jasper, Newton County
5240 Fountain Drive
Crown Point, IN 46307
Indiana also provides Weatherization Assistance Program (Indiana WAP) service for those who qualify.
Contact Information on Indiana HEAP:
Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority
30 South Meridian Street, Suite 1000
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
TEL: (317) 234-5825
FAX: (317) 232-7778
WEB SITE: www.in.gov/ihcda/2523.htm
PUBLIC INQUIRIES: 1-800-872-0371