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Free Government Appliances In Florida

Posted November 19th, 2013 in Florida Appliances and tagged by admin

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program provides federal money to non-profit agencies in Florida and local governments so they can assist low-income families with home heating and cooling costs.  The program provides grants directly to local county governments and non-profit agencies who then determines who will receive assistance. Depending on the funds available in your county, you may able to apply for help up to three times a year.  Applicants must apply within the county they reside.

The Department:

  • Applies for funding from the Federal Government and distributes it to local agency providers
  • Monitors local agency providers to ensure that they administer the funding in compliance with state and federal laws and rules
  • Provides technical assistance to local agency providers to help them comply with the requirements.


How To Apply For Assistance

  • You must contact the local agency provider in the county where you live.
    1. Go to the Local Agency Providers web page.
    2. Look for the county in which you live. The LIHEAP agency name and telephone number are listed under the name of the county.
    3. Call the local agency provider
  • These local agency providers employ caseworkers who are knowledgeable about various programs and who specialize in providing counseling and assistance to citizens.
  • The local agency provider is the sole provider of the program. You must contact the local agency provider to make arrangements to receive help.
  • The local agency providers receive applications, determine if you are eligible, and make payments directly to energy companies on your behalf.
  • To manage the high number of requests for help, most local agency providers require that you make an appointment with them. An agency staff person will help you complete the application.
  • You may also apply for the Weatherization Assistance Program.

How to Get An Application

  • To get an application, you must contact the local agency provider in the county where you live. See Local Agency Providers web page.
  • A few local agency providers have applications online; most do not. Please contact your local agency provider to find out if they have applications online.
  • The Department of Community Affairs does not have applications.
  • The Department of Community Affairs does not accept applications.
  • All applications must be sent to your local agency provider – see Local Agency Providers.

Household Income Limits

You may qualify for help if your total household income does not exceed the household income limits listed below.  The local agency will help you determine what is included as income.

2013 – 2014 Household Income Guidelines Effective April 1, 2013
Number of People in Household Maximum Annual Household Income
1 $17,235
2 $23,265
3 $29,295
4 $35,325
5 $41,355
6 $47,385
7 $53,415
8 $59,445
For each additional person over 8 people, add this amount $6,030


Ms. Jean Amison
Planning Manager
Community Assistance Section
Office of Housing and Community Development
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
107 East Madison Street, MSC-400
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-4120
TEL: (850) 717-8468
FAX: (850) 488-2488
PUBLIC INQUIRIES: 850-717-8450