LIHEAP: Fighting Poverty in District of Columbia
LIHEAP FY 2014 Funding LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
60% State Median Income
LIHEAP FY 2014 Funding
LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
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
District of Columbia Utilities with Low-Income Rate Assistance
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.