$7.4 million awarded to Hawai‘i to help low-income households with home energy costs
The State of Hawai‘i has received more than $7.4 million in funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
This funding will help individuals and families with low incomes in Hawai‘i lower their home energy costs, such as their cooling bills in the summer.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program can also be used to pay home heating costs; reconnect energy services that have been disconnected; provide minor energy-related home repairs; weatherize homes to make them more energy efficient; and mitigate energy emergencies during disasters and extreme weather.
The grant—administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — includes $100 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Additionally, the Office of Community Services — a department within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — has launched its Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Eligibility Tool. The user-friendly tool allows households across the country to quickly identify whether they are eligible for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program assistance by inputting basic information, such as income and household size.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Eligibility Tool can be accessed here and is available in Spanish, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese. Those interested in applying for energy assistance can visit energyhelp.us or call the National Energy Assistance Referral hotline toll-free at 1-866-674-6327.