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Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Release Date: November 18, 2009

Residents who find themselves in need and who meet the income guidelines can apply for a federally-funded, state-administered program that provides an annual grant for heating assistance.


Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Universal Service Fund (USF) Assistance for Sussex County Residents in Need

With the winter season approaching and the current economy, it is anticipated that more County residents than in previous years will be needing financial assistance to heat their home.  Residents who find themselves in need and who meet the income guidelines can apply for a federally-funded, state-administered program that provides an annual grant for heating assistance.  Titled the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and run by the Department of Community Affairs, this program provides grants to eligible households for heating costs which include electric, natural gas, oil and other deliverable fuels.  Eligible households include those that pay for heating directly or have heating costs included in their rent.  A household’s gross income must be at or below 225% of the Federal Poverty Level in order to qualify.  The application period is from November 2, 2009 through April 30, 2010.

The 2010 LIHEAP application is also an application for another program titled the Universal Service Fund Program (USF).  Created by the State of New Jersey, this program assists low-income households with their electric and natural gas bills. A household must have a gross income at or below 175% of the Federal Poverty Level and spend mote than 3% of their income on natural gas or electricity or spend more than 6% of income on electricity when heating with electric, in order to qualify.

To receive more information about these above listed programs and obtain an application, contact NORWESCAP at (973) 383-6020 or (908) 454-4778.  For further information, you can also visit  www.energyassistance.nj.gov , click on “energy assistance programs”.

LIHEAP (FFY 2010)
Monthly Pre-tax Income Limits 11/1/2009 - 10/31/2010


Household Size

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

Monthly Pre-tax Income $

2,031

2,732

3,434

4,135

4,836

5,537

6,239

6,940

7,641

8,342

8,942

9,125

Note: To determine eligibility for household sizes greater than 12, add $182 for each additional member.

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USF (FFY 2010)
Monthly Pre-tax Income Limits 11/1/2009 - 10/31/2010


Household Size

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

Monthly Pre-tax Income $

1,580

2,125

2,670

3,216

3,762

4,307

4,852

5,398

5,943

6,489

7,034

7,579

Note: To determine eligibility for household sizes greater than 12, add $545 for each additional member.

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135 Morris Turnpike, Newton, N.J. 07860
Office Hours: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Phone 973-948-6000 Fax 973-948-6664





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