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Heating Grants for Elderly: 3 Ways to Get Assistance

By Maurice

heating grants for the elderly

You've come to the right place if you're looking for heating grants for the elderly. Here, you will learn about three different ways to obtain heating grants.

Heating Grants for Elderly - Federal & Local Government Programs

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps keep families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist families with energy costs.

WAP enables low-income families to permanently reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient. Contact your state’s weatherization administrator to obtain heating grants.

Many Local governments also run heat grants programs for seniors. For example, SENIORS SAVE is a program by the city of Boston to help income-eligible seniors replace their failing or inefficient heating systems. Similarly, Alabama’s Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $2.9 million to assist low-income and elderly Alabama residents with weatherizing their homes to lower energy costs.

Check with your local / State

Heating Grants for Elderly - Charities

Feel The Love gives neighbors and participating Lennox dealers an opportunity to come together, give back and improve the lives of deserving people in their communities. They provide free heating & cooling systems to people in need.

EnergyCare works to protect low-income, home-bound people, especially the elderly, and seriously ill or physically disabled adults and children, from illness, hospitalization, or death from the summer heat or winter cold. They install home weatherization materials, set up portable heaters and electric blankets, or simply give out standard blankets for immediate warmth. For the heat, they install window air conditioners.

Various Catholic Charities chapters collaborate with local non-profits to provide heating and cooling systems. Contact your local chapter. One example is free air conditioners from Catholic Charities NY.

Heating Grants for Elderly – Utility Providers

Many utility companies have programs to help people with paying bills.

UniSource Energy Customer Assistance Residential Energy Support (CARES) program offers monthly discounts for low-income customers who need help paying their gas or electric bills.

Southwest Gas customers get a discount on their gas bill between November 1 and April 30.

Arizona Public Service (APS) customers will provide you with a discount of up to 65% off of your electric bill.

Check with your utility provider to see if they have a similar program

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