The Federal LIHEAP program provides free government assistance for heating, cooling, appliances, to low income, elderly and disabled families in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Division of Energy Services provides services to Wisconsin qualified residential households with energy assistance and weatherization needs.
The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) administers the federally funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Public Benefits Energy Assistance Program. LIHEAP and its related services help approximately 225,000 Wisconsin households annually. In addition to regular heating and electric assistance, specialized services include:
- Emergency fuel assistance,
- Counseling for energy conservation and energy budgets,
- Pro-active co payment plans,
- Targeted outreach services,
- Emergency furnace repair and replacement.
Services are provided locally through:
- County social services offices,
- Tribal governments,
- Private non-profit or other government agencies.
For more information on WHEAP, call 1-866-HEATWIS (432-8947).
The Wisconsin Weatherization Assistance Program (WisWAP) uses energy conservation techniques to reduce the cost of home energy. Correcting health and safety hazards and potentially life-threatening conditions is the first consideration in WAP activities.
Ms. Susan Brown
Wisconsin Department of Administration
Division of Energy Services
P.O. Box 7868
Madison, Wisconsin 53707-7868
TEL: (608) 267-3680
FAX: (608) 267-6931
WEB SITE: www.homeenergyplus.wi.gov
PUBLIC INQUIRIES: 1-866-432-8947