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Home Energy Assistance

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services. LIHEAP provides financial assistance to help very low income households pay for the costs of heating and cooling their homes. The Shawnee Tribe has to abide by the requirements and guidelines issued by the US Department of Health and Human Services for the LIHEAP program when distributing funds. More information about LIHEAP can be found on this web site: www.acf.hhs.gov.

LIHEAP funds are distributed by the US Department of Health and Human Services to states and to tribes within states. Because the funding is state-based, a tribe can serve only residents of the state in which it is headquartered. This is the reason why LIHEAP funding is available only to Oklahoma residents. The Tribe-State agreement restricts services to Shawnee Tribe members only.

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