Crisis Intervention Program (CIP)

Overview

Energy Assistance programs help eligible applicants to keep their homes heated and cooled.

Crisis Intervention Program (CIP)

CIP provides a direct-vendor payment(s) to assist eligible households that are in a heating or cooling related emergency.

The benefit amount is the amount needed to alleviate the crisis up to a maximum of $600 per application and crisis situation; however, the total benefits cannot exceed $600 per State fiscal year.

Eligibility Criteria

Households must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be in heating or cooling related emergency
  • Have at least one U.S. Citizen or a non-citizen who meets certain eligibility criteria in the household
  • Meet an income test

Additional Information

Call 828-452-6620, option 3 for more information about the Crisis Intervention Program (CIP).

Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)

LIEAP provides a one-time vendor payment to help eligible households supplement payment of their heating bills. Only households containing an elderly person age 60 and above or disabled persons receiving services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) are eligible to potentially receive benefits from December 1st through December 31st or until funds are exhausted. Disabled persons are defined as receiving SSI, SSA, or VA disability.

If funds have not been exhausted, all other households can apply beginning January 1st through March 31st

Eligibility Criteria

Households must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be responsible for their heating bills
  • Have at least one U.S. Citizen or Non-citizen living in the household who meets the eligibility criteria
  • Have reserves at or below $2,250
  • Meet an income test

Additional Information

Call 828-452-6620, option 3 for more information about Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP).

Equal Opportunity

Interpreter services available at no cost. 

Equal Opportunity Employer & Provider

Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency is an equal opportunity employer and provider.