What is Tennessee 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 Tennessee?
To qualify for Tennessee HEAP, you must be enrolled in a qualifying social service program (see below):
- Must be a resident of the state of Tennessee
- 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 Tennessee HEAP
For more information or further assistance with application process, please contact your local LIHEAP agency.
LIHEAP assistance does not go directly to the client or applicant; rather direct payments are made through the LIHEAP agency to the local utility company or energy supplier.
802 2nd Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 862-8881 fax
P.O. Box 51650
2247 Western Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37950-1650
(865) 546-0832 fax
3772 South Hickory Ridge Mall, Suite
516 Memphis, TN 38115
(901) 545-3250 fax
Tennessee also provides Weatherization Assistance Program (Tennessee WAP) service for those who qualify.
Contact Information on Tennessee HEAP:
Department of Human Services
Citizens Plaza Building
400 Deaderick Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37248-9500
TEL: (615) 313-4766
FAX: (615) 313-4929
WEB SITE: http://tennessee.gov/humanserv/adfam/afs_hea.html
PUBLIC INQUIRIES: (615) 313-4766