What is Arizona 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 Arizona?
To qualify for Arizona HEAP, you must be enrolled in a qualifying social service program (see below):
- Must be a resident of the state of Arizona
- 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 Arizona HEAP
Locate and contact your local Community Action Agency for more information and to apply for services.
Mesa Community Action Network
635 E. Broadway
Mesa, AZ 85204
City of Phoenix Human Services
200 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Portable Practical Educational Preparation
802 E. 46th St.
Tucson, AZ 85713
Arizona also provides Weatherization Assistance Program (Arizona WAP) service for those who qualify.
Contact Information on Arizona HEAP:
Emergency & Energy Policy Specialist
Department of Aging and Adult Services
1789 W. Jefferson Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
TEL: (602) 542-6620
FAX: (602) 542-6655
WEB SITE: https://egov.azdes.gov/cmsinternet/intranet.aspx?id=2328&menu=34
PUBLIC INQUIRIES: 1-800-582-5706