LIHEAP Application Instructions

In order to apply for Maine LIHEAP, you will have to visit your local community agency. You can find contact information and address of local agencies using this link. When you apply for LIHEAP, you will be considered automatically for Appliance Replacement, Weatherization, and Home Energy Improvement programs.

When applying, make sure that you are taking the following documents with you to expedite the application process.

  • Name and social security numbers of all the people in your household

  • Proof of your residence

  • Proof of your household gross income

  • Copies of your recent utility bills

  • Proof of fuel type that you are using at home for heating

For more information on the program, you can call at 207-624-5708.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to receive help with energy costs, households will have to meet certain eligibility criteria for the program.

  • Applicant should be a U.S citizen or a qualified alien

  • Applicant should be a resident of Maine

  • Applicant should be unable to afford heating and fuel costs

  • Applicant should have household income below 60% of the state area media or have income below the gross income limit for the program. The lesser amount will set the limit.

Income guidelines

Maine LIHEAP uses the following income guidelines for determining household's eligibility for the program.

Number of people in household Gross annual income

Household Size 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS 12 MONTHS
1 $2,723 $8,168 $32,672
2 $3,560 $10,681 $42,725
3 $4,398 $13,195 $52,778
4 $5,236 $15,708 $62,831
5 $6,074 $18,221 $72,883
6 $6,911 $20,734 $82,936
7 $7,068 $21,205 $84,821
8 $7,226 $21,677 $86,706
9 $7,383 $22,148 $88,591
10 $7,605 $22,815 $91,260