Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

LIHEAP helps low-income households with their energy bills.


  • Pays up to $650 of your home energy costs. This includes electric, gas, propane, coal, oil, kerosene, or wood.
  • Your utility account must have been active for longer than 28 days.
  • Assistance may be received only once per year between October 1 and September 30.
  • Applications are reviewed starting October 1 and are accepted anytime after until funding runs out.
  • If you are approved, LIHEAP will send a payment directly to your utility company or fuel provider.


Eligibility is based on your household size, income, and fuel type.

You can be eligible even if:

  • You do not have a past due energy bill. 
  • You are not on public assistance. 
  • You rent or own your home.
  1. How to apply

  2. Gather the required documents you will need to include with your application.

  3. Return the application and attached required documents.

Mail: 501 West 12th Street, Chattanooga TN 37402

Put in drop box at entrance of: 501 West 12th Street, Chattanooga TN 37402

Email: liheap@chattanooga.gov

Fax: 423-643-6439

After you apply

You will receive a letter in the mail within 4-6 weeks. The letter will say if your application was approved, denied, or is still pending.


See Office of Family Empowerment or call the office at 423-643-6434.