CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Launch) – The Wyoming Low Revenue Power Help Program (LIEAP) obtained $2.four million from the Coronavirus Support, Reduction and Financial Safety (CARES) Act to assist low-income households straight impacted by COVID-19 with residence heating and vitality payments.
Wyoming LIEAP, administered by way of the Wyoming Division of Household Companies (DFS), has expanded to incorporate the federally funded LIEAP CARES program.
“Wyoming households shouldn’t have to decide on between placing meals on the desk and paying their residence vitality payments,” mentioned Brenda Ilg, DFS LIEAP program supervisor. “This important funding will assist us assist households keep afloat. It is going to give peace of thoughts to 1000’s of present LIEAP recipients, and to many different Wyoming residents who could turn into eligible for this system as a consequence of revenue loss.”
“We all know these are difficult occasions for Wyoming households, and we’re right here to assist. We strongly encourage households and people who suppose they might be eligible to use,” continued Ilg.
Functions will probably be accepted by way of the summer time months, and once more at the beginning of the 2020-2021 LIEAP season. Present LIEAP recipients, who submitted a LIEAP software between September 1, 2019 and February 29, 2020, ought to name 1-800-246-4221 to request the extra CARES help.
Households that consider they might now qualify for LIEAP help ought to submit a LIEAP software. Functions could also be submitted on-line at https://www.lieapwyo.org/. Functions may be faxed and despatched by mail. The fax and mailing info is printed on the applying. Software info can be obtainable at https://dfs.wyo.gov/assistance-programs/home-utilities-energy-assistance/low-income-energy-assistance-lieap/.
Eligibility for LIEAP is predicated on gross family revenue, family measurement, and whether or not the applicant is liable for paying the house vitality prices.