Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program [LIHEAP] Law and Legal Definition

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a United States federal social services (or welfare) program that assists low-income households in meeting their costs for home energy. The LIHEAP funds may be used for the cost of running energy utilities, low cost weatherization, or other energy-related home repairs.

The mission of the LIHEAP is to assist low income households, particularly those with the lowest incomes that pay a high proportion of household income for home energy, primarily in meeting their immediate home energy needs.