Residents in Washington, D.C., may be eligible for assistance of up to $1,800 to cover their energy costs.
The amount of assistance offered is based on the household size, total household income, heating source, and the type of dwelling, according to the District of Columbia’s Department of Energy. For a household of one, the maximum annual income that qualifies is $42,920 for the fiscal year of Oct. 1, 2021, through Sept. 30, 2022.
Those interested in receiving assistance can apply online or by mail and will need to provide relevant documents, such as a recent utility bill, proof of income, and Social Security cards.
North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services is also offering its own Low Income Energy Assistance Program, a federally funded program, to its residents to provide one-time vendor payments to help eligible households with their heating bills. Eligible North Carolina households must have at least one U.S. citizen who meets the criteria, pass an income test, and have “reserves at or below $2,250.”