Find Help

If you need help finding local energy assistance resources, call the National Energy Assistance Referral hotline toll-free at 1-866-674-6327 or email (TTY 1-866-367-6228)

The NEAR hotline is maintained by the LIHEAP Clearinghouse, a program of the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. It is not affiliated with the Campaign for Home Energy Assistance.


Local Profiles

LIHEAP: An Advocate’s Perspective

Writing and Reporting by Jake Brown   Kansas City, Missouri, lies in the center of the heartland. With icy winters and scorching summers, energy assistance advocates work year round to assist families in need. These advocates include partners like the Mid-America Assistance Coalition, whose president, John…

LIHEAP: Saving Lives Across the Hawkeye State

Writing and Reporting by Jake Brown   “For some, admitting a need for help with finances isn’t easy. Admitting there are not sufficient household funds to pay for basic expenses, such as winter heating costs, takes humility,” the Newton Daily News shared of the hard…

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