LIHEAP: Fighting Poverty in Florida
LIHEAP FY 2014 Funding LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
$77,350,999 (includes tribal)
150% Federal Poverty Level
LIHEAP FY 2014 Funding
LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
LIHEAP FY 2013 Benefit
Heating and Cooling: $150 minimum, $300 maximum
LIHEAP Households Served
Heating and cooling: 108,627
(Estimate for FY 2013)
LIHEAP Program Dates
Heating and Cooling: Year-round
Florida Utilities with Low-Income Rate Assistance
City Electric System, Key West of Florida
Senior Citizen’s/Disabled American Veteran’s Discount: To be eligible, applicants must be 62 years or older or totally or permanently disabled American Veteran. Annual income must not exceed $17,196 per household. Applications are accepted through March 31; must reapply each year. Call 305-295-1080 or visit www.keysenergy.com/discount.php for more information.
City of Tallahassee Utilities
Good Neighbor Program: This program provides immediate and long-term financial assistance to income-qualified customers that are senior citizens age 65 and older, families with children under the age of five, and disabled persons living independently. It is designed to help qualified customers during the peak heating and cooling months of the year when the need is greatest. The program offers a 25% credit to electric service each month as funds are available. Contact the Capital Area Community Action Agency at 222-2043 for applications and information.
Florida Utilities with Low-Income Energy Efficiency Resources
Neighborhood Weatherization: The program is made possible through a partnership with Tampa Hillsborough Action Plan (THAP), a non-profit agency that distributes Tampa Electric- provided energy-saving kits at no cost. To qualify, your total household income may not be more than 200 percent above the national poverty level. Preference is given to elderly (60 years-plus) or physically disabled residents, families with children under 12 and households with a high energy burden (repeated high utility bills). Call THAP for more information: 813-626-4926.
City of Tallahassee Utilities
Good Neighbor Program: This program provides immediate and long-term financial assistance to income-qualified customers that are senior citizens age 65 and older, families with children under the age of five, and disabled persons living independently. The program offers the following weatherization and efficiency measures:
- Free priority energy audit (required for bill assistance credit)
- Free ceiling insulation (up to $500)
- Heating and cooling system duct repair, coil cleaning and refrigerant leak repair (up to $500)
- Hot water leak repair (up to $500)
Contact the Capital Area Community Action Agency at 222-2043 for applications and information.
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.