Individuals and families that are experiencing a heating or cooling related crisis may apply for assistance through CIP. Applications are taken beginning July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023 or until the CIP allocation is exhausted, whichever comes first.
Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)
LIEAP is a federally-funded program that provides a one-time vendor payment to help eligible households pay their heating bills. Households including a person aged 60 or older or disabled persons receiving services through the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services are eligible to sign up for assistance from Dec. 1-31. All other households may apply from Jan. 1 - March 31 or until funds are exhausted.
Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP)
LIHWAP is a temporary federally-funded program that helps eligible households afford water and wastewater services. Households can apply for LIHWAP through September 30, 2023 or until funds run out.
United Way can help during a financial emergency where CIP or WFFA-EA does not apply, or those funds have been exhausted.