Hawaii Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

LIHEAP provides assistance to eligible households to offset the rising costs of home energy. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services administers the program nationally, and distributes Federal monies among state and other grantees.

Applications are accepted during the month of June. If eligible, households receive a one-time credit deposited directly into their utility accounts. The Hawaii Department of Human Services administers LIHEAP statewide, and utilizes local community action agencies on each island to process applications for the department. For more information, visit the Hawaii DHS website here.

Applicants may apply for one of two types of credit once per year:

  1. Energy Credit (EC)
  2. Emergency Crisis Intervention (ECI)

Details of how to apply and contact information for the Hawaii program can be found on the Honolulu Community Action Program (HCAP) website.