Name of the Program: Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Counties Served: Blount, Cherokee, DeKalb, Jackson, Marshall, St. Clair, and Jefferson County

Program Description: Grant funded by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs to assist applicants in paying their electric or gas bills. Clients are eligible for one LIHEAP regular heating payment and one LIHEAP regular cooling payment per year. Clients who qualify for crisis assistance are eligible for an additional LIHEAP crisis heating payment and LIHEAP crisis cooling payment per program year. Funds are paid directly to utility companies and vendors.

Application Process: Interested applicants should schedule an appointment at their county’s office and bring the required documents listed below. At the appointment, clients will complete an application for the LIHEAP program and an award will be made on their behalf to their utility vendor by the agency.

Award Information: The award amount differs based on household income and number of individuals within the household. A crisis award will cover the lowest amount possible to prevent utility disconnection.

Documentation Needed: Photo ID of applicant, Social Security Cards for all members of the household, Proof of income for the previous month for all adults over the age of 18 (if the applicant had no income source for the previous month, they will need to complete a Declaration of Household Income form), utility bill in the applicant’s name, completed LIHEAP application, completed LIHEAP vendor agreement form, and completed Alabama Power Portal form (for those applying for assistance on an Alabama Power Bill).

Jefferson County Clients

Attention all Jefferson County Clients: Beginning December 6, 2021 the Community Action Agency of Northeast Alabama will begin administering the LIHEAP grant for Jefferson County. The last day to process applications will be December 31, 2021. Because of the limited time available to administer the grant, all applications must be dropped off at Serving You Ministries where LIHEAP staff will begin processing your application. Applications can be picked up from our Birmingham Office Location, OR downloaded from the website, OR completed via our Mobile App, LITT LITE. Please email, call 256-899-8760, or message us on Facebook (@caaneal) for any questions.

Birmingham Office Location- Serving You Ministries: 6523 1st Ave North, Birmingham, AL 35206 (beside the Piggly Wiggly) and St. Mary’s Catholic Church: 6101 Dr. Martin L. King Drive Fairfield, AL 35064.

Application Packet

Jefferson County Client Packet

Using our Mobile App?

Here are a few things to note about using our Mobile Application! If you have submitted a Mobile App, please regularly check your email for updates about your application!

Mobile App FAQ