Energy Assistance

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

LIHEAP is designed to provide financial assistance to elderly, handicapped, and low-income persons to help offset a portion of the cost of energy used to heat their homes. Priority assistance is given to those with the lowest income.

The following services are available under this program:

  • Heating Assistance is provided to eligible households through payment to a utility company or through the purchase of coal or wood.
  • Crisis Heating Assistance is provided to households having an official shut off notice or who are out of fuel and meet the other criteria listed for assistance.

In addition to general eligibility requirements (150% of the poverty guidelines), applicants must be responsible for their own energy costs and meet certain criteria for emergency assistance as set forth by the State of Tennessee.

Applying for Energy Assistance

If your Household Income is within 150% of the Poverty Guidelines and you have not received energy assistance since July 1, 2016, you may receive assistance if funds are available.

To apply, contact the NSC Office in your county of residence and provide the following documentation:

  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Photo ID
  • Social Security Cards for all Household Members (required by Federal Law)
  • Proof of current Household Income for all members 18yrs or older (Previous 8 Weeks)
  • Current Utility Bill(s) (Electric, Gas, Propane) - Please bring report of last 12 Month Usage

Contact Information

Sara Brown
Program Director/Deputy Executive Director
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931.433.7182 Ext 1150

Federal Poverty Guideline Table
Printable Application

Apply Online

Required Documentation

  • Proof of Income for all 18+ Household Members
  • Photo ID for Head of Household
  • Social Security Card for all Household Members
  • Current Utility Bill
  • 12 Month History from Utility Company

Apply

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SCHRA
1437 Winchester Hwy
P.O. Box 638
Fayetteville, TN 37334
931.433.7182

South Central Human Resource Agency’s mission is to provide low income individuals and communities access to educational, economic, nutritional, and social services that promote and encourage self-reliance through our partnerships with local, state and federal resources.