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 Hawaii

LIHEAP FY 2014 Funding

LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
150% Federal Poverty Level




LIHEAP FY 2013 Benefit
Heating: $275 minimum, $526 average, $1,200 maximum

LIHEAP Households Served
Heating: 9,650
(Estimate for FY 2013)

LIHEAP Program Dates
Heating: June 2 – June 30
Crisis: Year-round


State LIHEAP Resources

The County of Kauai offers low interest Residential Rehabilitation Loans for qualifying homeowners. For more information contact the Housing Agency at 241-4444.


Hawaii Utilities with Low-Income Rate Assistance

Hawaiian Electric Co.
A new decision by the PUC allows the total amount of electricity used by qualifying low-income customers to be billed at the lowest rate tier. Eligible customers must provide a copy of their qualification letter for the federally funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
Oahu Call Center 808-548-7311
MECO Call Center 808-871-9777; from Molokai and Lanai, toll free 1-877-871-8461
Hilo Customer Service 808-969-6999
Kona Customer Service 808-329-3584
Waimea Customer Service 808-885-4605


Hawaii Utilities with Low-Income Energy Efficiency Resources

Kauai Island Utility Cooperative
Qualifying Member Appliance Replacement Program: The purpose of this program is to help qualifying low-income seniors (age 60+) reduce their residential electricity use by replacing older, less efficient refrigerators and defective electric water heaters with new, more efficient ones at no cost to the member. Qualified participants must own their homes, own the refrigerator and meet federal poverty guidelines for the program year. The refrigerator to be replaced must be at least 11 years old and be the primary refrigerator. There can be no additional refrigerators in the home. This program is offered in partnership with the County of Kauai. Members must contact the County of Kauai Offices of Community Assistance Agency on Elderly Affairs to determine eligibility. Call 808-241-4470 or visit this website.


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

Public Inquiries: 1-808-586-5740

Local LIHEAP Administering Agency
Contact: 1-808-586-5740

Weatherization Assistance Program
Local Administering Agency Contacts

Hawaii Delegation

District 1 – Colleen Hanabusa (D)
District 2 – Tulsi Gabbard (D)
Brian Schatz (D)
Mazie Hirono (D)

Hawaii State Plan

2014 detailed State Plan

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