Due to the reduction in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding, Lee County Human and Veteran Services will be accepting 20 applications per weekday submitted on their website at https://www.leegov.com/dhs/assistance/financial. The application portal is open at 8:00 AM and closes once 20 applications are received. PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED.
Download the document checklist to ensure you have all of the documents needed to prevent delays in processing your application.
Eligibility will be prioritized to the following federal priority groups:
• Households with a member 60 years or older
• Households with a member with a documentable disability
• Households with a child 5 years or under
Applications not falling within one of the priority groups noted above will be denied.
Households are eligible for 1 Home Energy benefit per year. Households can receive 1 Crisis benefit April 1st to September 30th and 1 Crisis benefit October 1st to March 31st. Benefit amounts have been reduced.
All required documents must be submitted with the application.
No money, cash or check will be requested or received from customers in this office. If an employee of this office asks you for money, please report this to Family Impact Program Manager at 239-533-7900.