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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 energyassistance@ncat.org (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.

 

District of Columbia

LIHEAP: Fighting Poverty in District of Columbia

LIHEAP FY 2014 Funding
$10,474,258

LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
60% State Median Income

 

LIHEAP FY 2013 Benefit
Heating and Cooling: $250 minimum, $1,500 maximum

LIHEAP Households Served
Heating and Cooling: 21,519
(Estimate for FY 2013)

LIHEAP Program Dates
Year-round

 

 

District of Columbia Utilities with Low-Income Rate Assistance

PEPCO
Residential Aid Discount (RAD):
This program offers eligible PEPCO customers who do not have all-electric heating a 63% discount on the first 400 kilowatt-hours in summer months (June – October) and a 32% discount on the first 400 kilowatt-hours in winter months (November – May) For the typical RAD customer, this translates into a savings of $12 per month in the summer and $6 per month in the winter or $102 per year. For eligible residential customers who have all-electric heating the discount is 38% on the first 700 kilowatt-hours of electricity used in summer months (June – October) and a 51% discount on the first 700 kilowatt-hours in winter months (November – May). For the typical RAD customer, this translates into a savings of $20 a month or $240 a year. Call the DC Energy Office, 202-673-6750 or Pepco, 202-833-7500.

 

Washington Gas Company
Residential Essential Service (RES)
: This program offers discount gas rates, based on household size and income level, during the winter months from November through April. There are three classifications: Class C may receive a total discount up to $142.02, Class B up to $151.03 and Class A up to $189.08. Contact the DC Energy Office, 202-673-6750.

 

State utility resource information provided by the LIHEAP Clearinghouse, a service of the U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.

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State LIHEAP Contacts

State LIHEAP Contact
Public Inquiries: 202-673-6750 or 311
Website

Local LIHEAP Administering Agency Contact
1-202-673-6750

Weatherization Assistance Program
Contact ismenda.richardson@dc.gov or call 202-673-6700.
Website

District of Columbia Delegation

House:
Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) At Large

District of Columbia State Plan

2014 detailed State Plan

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