Application period now open
(Updated March 11, 2021)
The Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is a federally funded program that helps keep families safe and healthy by assisting eligible households with a portion of their home energy costs by providing a once-per-year benefit.
The 2021 LIEAP application period is now open, and applications must be received online or in a Kansas Dept. for Children and Families (DCF) office by 5pm, Friday, May 28, 2021, to be considered for eligibility. All applications received after that will be denied.
Benefit levels vary according to household income, number of persons living at the address, type of dwelling, and type of heating fuel.
To qualify, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- 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.
- 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 150% of the federal poverty level according to the guidelines listed below.
2021 Income Eligibility Guidelines
Maximum Gross Monthly Income for Persons Living at the Address
+1 $560 for each additional person
For more information about the application process or to request an application, call 1-800-432-0043 or visit www.dcf.ks.gov.