Louisiana HEAP

What is Louisiana HEAP/LIHEAP? – Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

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 Louisiana?

To qualify for Louisiana HEAP, you must be enrolled in a qualifying social service program (see below):

  • Must be a resident of the state of Louisiana
  • Must need financial assistance for home energy costs
  • You receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps) 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 Louisiana LIHEAP

To apply, contact your local community action agency to apply:

Program Contact Information

For more information about this program, please visit: http://www.lhfa.state.la.us/programs/energy_assistance/low_income_energy.aspx
East Baton Rouge Parish Office of Social Services 4523 Plank Rd. Baton Rouge, LA 70805 Mail: P.O. Box 1471 Baton Rouge, LA 70821-1471
(225) 358-4561 (225) 358-4513 FAX
Total Community Action Agency, Inc. 1420 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy. New Orleans, LA 70125 P.O. Box 13848 New Orleans, LA 70185
LIHEAP-(504) 324-8609 (504)827-2200 (504) 304-0031 FAX
Caddo Community Action Agency 4055 St. Vincent Ave. P.O. Box 3446 Shreveport, LA 71108
(318) 861-4808 (318) 861-4958 FAX
For more Louisiana LIHEAP locations, click here.

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