Low Income Energy Assistance Program

The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is a Federally funded program that helps eligible households pay a portion of their home energy costs by providing a one-time per year benefit.

The 2020 LIEAP application period is from Thursday, January 2, 2020, through Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Applications must be received prior to 5 p.m., March 31, 2020.

  • Printed applications are available December 16, 2019.
  • An Online application is available January 2, 2020.

The following summary describes basic LIEAP eligibility provisions. Additional information may be obtained by:

  • Calling 1-800-432-0043
  • Visiting the Kansas Department for Children and Families website here
  • Reviewing commonly asked questions about the LIEAP program here

Persons Eligible
In order to qualify, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. An adult living at the address must be personally responsible for paying the heating costs incurred at the current residence, payable either to the landlord or the fuel vendor.
  2. Applicants must demonstrate a recent history of payments toward purchase of the primary heating energy.

The combined gross income (before deductions) of all persons living at the address may not exceed 130% of the federal poverty level according to the guidelines listed below:

 2020 Income Eligibility Guidelines

 Person Living
at the Address
 Maximum
Gross Income
 1  $ 1,354.00
 2  $ 1,832.00
 3  $ 2,311.00
 4  $ 2,790.00
 5  $ 3,269.00
 6  $ 3,748.00
 7  $ 4,227.00
 8  $ 4,705.00
 9  $ 5,184.00
 10  $ 5,663.00
 11  $ 6,142.00
 12  $ 6,621.00
 +1 -- $479.00 for each additional person

 

Benefits
Benefit levels vary according to the following factors:

  • Household  income
  • Number of persons living at the address
  • Type of dwelling
  • Type of heating fuel

You can submit an online application at the Kansas Department for Children and Families website at https://cssp.kees.ks.gov/apspssp/sspNonMed.portal or attend one of the events listed below to learn more and get assistance filling out LIEAP applications. (Please bring utility account numbers, proof of income and social security numbers for all members of the household)

LIEAP Application Program Meetings:
In the event of unforeseen severe weather conditions, the LIEAP Application Assistance event in your area may be rescheduled.

  • January 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Junction City Workforce Center 1012 W 6th St A Junction City, KS 66441

  • CANCELLED: January 11, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Children Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County, Wichita, KS 67211

  • January 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Shepherds Crossing 621 Humboldt St, Manhattan, KS 66502

  • RESCHEDULED: January 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Northeast Kansas Community Action Program 1260 220th Street, Hiawatha, KS

  • January 25, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    The Salvation Army 1320 SE 6TH Ave, Topeka, KS 66607

  • January 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Catholic Charities of NE Kansas 502 Kansas Ave, Atchison, KS 

  • January 29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    The Salvation Army 327 Constitution St, Emporia, KS 

  • February 3, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Catholic Charities of NE Kansas 716 N 5th St, Leavenworth, KS 66048

  • February 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Doorstep, Inc 1119 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66604

  • February 5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m
    Community Resources Council (CRC) 455 SE Golf Park Blvd, Topeka, KS 66605

  • February 7, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    The Salvation Army 1137 N Santa Fe Ave, Salina, KS 67401

  • February 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Emergency Aid Food Bank 255 S Chicago St, Salina, KS 67401

  • February 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Northeast Kansas Community Action Program 1260 220th Street, Hiawatha, KS

  • February 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    The Salvation Army 926 Commercial, Atchison, KS 66602

You may submit your application to your nearest Kansas Department for Children and Families office. You can locate your nearest office here.

 


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