What is Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin?
To qualify for Wisconsin HEAP, you must be enrolled in a qualifying social service program (see below):
- Must be a resident of the state of Wisconsin
- 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 Wisconsin HEAP/WHEAP
Locate your local WHEAP agency phone number and address by clicking on the “Where To Apply” tab at the top of this page or calling 1-866-HEATWIS. Your local agency will determine your household’s eligibility for the WHEAP and Weatherization programs during the application process. Households eligible for weatherization will have their application information forwarded to the local weatherization agency.
COMMUNITY ADVOCATES ENERGY ASSISTANCE
Phone: (414) 875-2009
Address: 728 N JAMES LOVELL DR
MILWAUKEE, WI 53203
ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
Address: 1225 S. PARK STREET
MADISON, WI 53715
BROWN COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES
Address: 111 N JEFFERSON ST
GREEN BAY, WI 54301
Wisconsin also provides Weatherization Assistance Program (Wisconsin WAP) service for those who qualify.
Contact Information on Wisconsin HEAP:
Wisconsin Department of Administration
Division of Energy Services
P.O. Box 7868
101 E Wilson Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53707-7868
TEL: (608) 267-3680
FAX: (608) 267-6931
WEB SITE: www.homeenergyplus.wi.gov
PUBLIC INQUIRIES: 1-866-432-8947