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.



LIHEAP: Fighting Poverty in Delaware

LIHEAP FY 2014 Funding

LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
200% Federal Poverty Level


LIHEAP FY 2013 Benefit
Heating: $300 minimum, $700 maximum

LIHEAP Households Served
Heating: 17,737
Cooling: 18,000
(Estimate for FY 2013)

LIHEAP Program Dates
Heating: October 1 – April 30
Cooling: May 15 – September 30
Crisis: January 2 – August 30


Delaware Utilities with Emergency Utility Assistance

Chesapeake Utilities
Sharing Program: The Sharing Program assists elderly, disabled or fixed income households with winter heating costs. Customer donations and matching shareholder contributions are administered by Catholic Charities in Kent and New Castle counties and by the Salvation Army in Sussex County. For more information, call 302-654-9295 in New Castle, 302-674-1782 in Kent, and 302-856-6310 in Sussex or visit


Delmarva Power (Conectiv)
Good Neighbor Fuel Fund:
Conectiv matches customer contributions with a donation from shareholders. A household must first apply for LIHEAP. Funds are administered by the Salvation Army. Call 302-472-0750 or visit for more information.


Please note these charitable funds are last resort emergency funds with limited resources and limited times of operation.


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.


State LIHEAP Contacts

LIHEAP Contact
Public Inquiries: 1-800-464-4357

Local LIHEAP Administrating Agency Contacts
New Castle County: 302-654-9295
Kent County: 302-674-1782
Sussex County: 302-856-6310

Weatherization Assistance Program
Local Administering Agency Contacts:
New Castle County: 302-654-9295
Kent County: 302-674-1782
Sussex County: 302-856-6310

Delaware Delegation


John Carney [D]


Chris Coons [D]

Thomas Carper [D]

Delaware State Plan

2014 detailed State Plan

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