Home Energy Assistance
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
BCAP’s Energy Crisis Intervention Unit handles the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), also known as the Home Energy Assistance (HEA) program, Cooling Assistance, and the Universal Service Fund (USF). LIHEAP is a federally funded program established to assist households with heating, cooling, and energy costs. The program is administered by BCAP in partnership with the Department of Community Affairs. LIHEAP benefits are issued on a sliding scaled based on County residency, type of energy, household size, and income. Currently, income eligibility is based on 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Eligibility must be established each year during the LIHEAP season. The LIHEAP unit also processes applications for USF all year. USF provides eligible households with a monthly discount on their utility bill. The amount of the discount is determined by a comparison of the household’s yearly utility bills and their income.
Universal Service Fund (USF)
The USF Program helps make electric and natural gas bills more affordable for low income families by receiving a credit on the monthly bill.
THE 2024 HOME ENERGY (LIHEAP) SEASON BEGINS MONDAY OCTOBER 2, 2023
YOU HAVE THE OPTION OF APPLYING ONLINE OR BY PAPER
- YOU MAY APPLY ONLINE BY VISITING https://njdca-housing.dynamics365portals.us/en-US
- TURN IN A PAPER APPLICATION THAT YOU MAY PICK UP HERE OR WE CAN MAIL IT TO YOU
- GO TO WWW.BCCAP.ORG , VISIT HOME ENERGY, THEN DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATON
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR WOULD LIKE TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT FOR US TO ASSIST YOU WITH THE PROCESS
PLEASE SEND US AN EMAIL AT HOMEENERGY@BCCAP.ORG
Applications may be requested by email or picked up at:
1 Van Sciver Parkway
Willingboro, NJ. 08046
Please note that we have limited ability to answer the phone due to high call volume. Please email HomeEnergy@bccap.org to set up an appointment, either in person or by telephone. We will respond to you within 2 business days. Thank you