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MEO accepting applications for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

By Staff | Jun 18, 2020

WAILUKU – Maui Economic Opportunity Inc.’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides energy credits for heating and/or cooling assistance to low-income households – 150 percent of the federal poverty level ($45,195 for a family of four, for example) – throughout Maui County.

This is a one-time payment to offset utility bill (electric or gas) expenses in one of two ways:

The Energy Crisis Intervention (ECI) program assists low-income households in crisis. These are households where the electric or gas service has been disconnected or will be terminated, and the household has received a disconnect notice from the utility company. Applications for ECI are accepted year-round, but the monthly subsidy amount is limited.

The Energy Credit (EC) program assists low-income households who are not in crisis, and due to limited resources, need assistance with bill payment for the heating and cooling of their residence.

The application period for EC program is June 1-30, 2020.

For safety and convenience during the ongoing pandemic, MEO discourages in-office appointments.

Applications are available online at www.meoinc.org. For more information, contact Cassi Yamashita at Lheap@meoinc.org or 249-2970.