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Mississippi Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Benefits

Program Description

The Mississippi Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides financial assistance to eligible households to help pay the cost of home energy bills and other energy related services. Benefits vary depending on the intensity level and are based on the rating tool. Households may qualify for regular LIHEAP assistance and/or the Energy Crisis (emergency) Intervention Program (ECIP) for natural gas, wood, electricity, liquid petroleum propane/butane gas, and other energy related services. The allocation of funds to subgrantees is based on the percentage of poor households in each county compared with the state's poverty level according to the current census data.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Mississippi.

In order to qualify, you must also have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below 60 percent of the State's Median Income:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $17,651
2 $23,082
3 $28,513
4 $33,944
5 $39,375
6 $44,806
7 $45,824
8 $46,842
A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or certain needs-tested Veterans benefits may be automatically eligible.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

If you have never received services before you may apply online through the Virtual ROMA website. You may also contact the Community Action Agency (CAA) or the Human Resource Agency (HRA) by locating the contact information and service locations from the agency directory.

Program Contact Information

For more information about this program, please visit the Mississippi Department of Human Services.