What is Missouri 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 Missouri?
To qualify for Missouri HEAP, you must be enrolled in a qualifying social service program (see below):
- Must be a resident of the state of Missouri
- 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 Missouri HEAP
Get an application by calling:855-FSD-INFO or 855-373-4636
Download and print an application at http://dss.mo.gov/fsd/eassist/pdf/hcapp.pdf
Mail the completed application, energy bill(s) and proof of income to the Agency serving your county as soon as possible. Reference the attached listing to locate the agency serving your county.
Community Action Agency of St. Louis County
2709 Woodson Rd
Overland, MO 63114-4817
Phone number: (314) 446-4420
United Services Community Action Agency (USCAA)
PO Box 16586
Kansas City, MO 64133-0586
Phone number: (816) 358-6868
North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC)
805 N Business Highway 61
Bowling Green, MO 63334-1351
Phone number: (573) 324-0120
Missouri also provides Weatherization Assistance Program (Missouri WAP) service for those who qualify.
Contact Information on Missouri HEAP:
Family Support Division
Department of Social Services
615 Howerton Court
P.O. Box 2320
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102
TEL: (573) 751-6789
FAX: (573) 526-5592
WEB SITE: www.dss.mo.gov/fsd/liheap.htm