Energy Assistance Fund Available

Lincoln Hills Development Corporation has additional Energy Assistance funds available for households whose income has been reduced or eliminated by COVID-19. This is an additional $350 benefit available to either new applicants or to households that have applied already in this current program year (since August 2019). This additional $350 benefit is ONLY available to those with a documented qualifying loss of income that can be directly attributed to the COVID-19 crisis. One or more household member must have either become unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic or experienced a reduction in hours or compensation that can clearly be attributed to COVID-19.

If you have not experienced a documented qualifying loss of income due to COVID-19 and you otherwise qualify for the already existing Energy Assistance Program, you may still apply on or before July 31, 2020. The same income limits apply and are listed below:

60% AREA MEDIAN INCOME (Maximum Gross Income to Qualify)

Number in Household                    Gross Annual Income

1                                                          $24,835

2                                                          $32,476

3                                                          $40,118

4                                                          $47,759

5                                                          $55,400

6                                                          $63,042

7                                                          $64,474

8                                                          $65,907

 

For additional information please call 1-812-547-3435 (Ext. 275) or toll free at 1-800-467-1435 (Ext. 275). Applicants can also email eap@lhdc.org or apply online. Please visit www.lhdc.org for more information. Benefits will be distributed on a first come first served basis until resources have been depleted.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is fully funded by the federal government.

Lincoln Hills Development Corporation (LHDC), a locally governed Community Action Agency, engages in making life better by providing opportunities to empower people to improve the quality of life and address the causes and effects of poverty in Southern Indiana.

LHDC provides services to clients regardless of race, sex, color, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetics, or disability.  The agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer.