L.I.H.E.A.P.

LIHEAP stands for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and is funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services. LIHEAP provides financial assistance to help very low income households pay for the costs of heating and cooling their homes. The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe has to abide by the requirements and guidelines issued by the US Department of Health and Human Services for the LIHEAP program when distributing funds. More information about LIHEAP can be found on this web site: www.acf.hhs.gov.

LIHEAP funds are distributed by the US Department of Health and Human Services to states and to tribes within states.

 

Eligible American Indian households on the Lower Elwha Klallam Reservation plus eligible Lower Elwha Klallam households within a 15 mile radius of the Lower Elwha Klallam Reservation.

How to Apply:

Call Dorene at 360.452.8471 x. 200  for an appointment.


 

IF YOU RECEIVED LIHEAP LAST YEAR, Dorene will review your file from last year and give you a check list of what you will need so she can determine your eligibility based on federal guidelines. 


 

Must have current income verification for the three months prior to appointment date.


 

Must Photo ID if it is not in your file from last year.


 

Must have current landlord statement

 

IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE LIHEAP LAST YEAR , YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING:

 

Must have current income verification for the three months prior to appointment date.


 

Must Photo ID if it is not in your file from last year.


 

Must have current landlord statement


 

Social Security Cards of all members of the family


 

Proof of tribal enrollment

Requirements:


When applying for LIHEAP, pleae bring the following for all members living within the household:

 

  • Social Security Cards
  • Photo Identification
  • Tribal Enrollment Information
  • Birth Certificates
  • Three months of income for everyone in the household

FY 2012/2013 HHS Poverty Guidelines


FEDERAL POVERTY INCOME GUIDELINES FOR


Program Year 2012 to 2013


Maximum Income Levels






































































Size of family

unit


100

Percent

of Poverty


125

Percent

of Poverty


150

Percent

of Poverty


1


$11,170


$13,963


$16,755


2


$15,130


$18,913


$22,695


3


$19,090


$23,863


$28,635


4


$23,050


$28,813


$34,575


5


$27,010


$33,763


$40,515


6


$30,970


$38,713


$46,455


7


$34,930


$43,663


$52,395


8


$38,890


$48,613


$58,335


9


$42,850


$53,562


$64,275


10


$46,810


$58,512


$70,215


For each additional household member add


3,960


4,950


5,940



In approving 2006 - 2008 funding year application the Council decided that SHUT OFF NOTICES would no longer constitute a crisis.

  There has been no change in this policy.    PLEASE keep paying your heating bills and if you believe you qualify, come in and apply for LIHEAP. 

 

Crisis funds will be used for emergency heating system repairs (broken heaters, dysfunctional wood stoves, broken windows, etc. within a reasonable cost).