Energy Assistance Program application period opens June 1.

Posted on May 31, 2023 in Announcements

The federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) application is open from June 1 to June 30, 2023. LIHEAP provides qualifying low-income households with a one-time allocation that is applied as credit towards their electric bills to help pay for energy costs. Applications are handled by each county’s Economic opportunity council. To review qualifications and instructions on how to apply, visit the website for the appropriate agency:

For more information, see the joint news release from Hawaiian Electric and Kauai Island Utility Cooperative.

Customers with issues paying their electric bill may also visit Payment Assistance | Kauai Island Utility Cooperative ( and Payment Assistance | Hawaiian Electric.

The Hawaii PUC is dedicated to addressing the issue of energy affordability in Hawaii. The Energy Equity and Justice Docket includes investigations into energy affordability & direct payment assistance. The Hawaii PUC also facilitates a LIHEAP Working Group with the Division of Consumer Advocacy to investigate the creation of a state Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.