Energy Assistance

Lending a helping fork

The federally funded Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps households pay the cost of home energy. The program is not designed to pay for all heating costs.

Homeowners and renters, at 200% of federal poverty guidelines, can apply.

HOW WE HELP

To participate, you must make an appointment with Catholic Charities between July and March of each year for a personal interview. It is important to make your appointment early, and keep your scheduled appointment in order for you to get help.

All heating and cooling sources, including electricity, gas, oil, kerosene, wood, propane, natural gas, and coal are eligible. To see if your family income falls within the program guidelines, click here.

For more information, please contact the Catholic Charities location nearest you.

New Castle County Office
2601 W 4th Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19805
302-654-9295

Kent County Office
2099 S DuPont Highway
Dover, Delaware 19901
302-674-1782

Sussex County Office
406 S Bedford Street, Suite 9
Georgetown, Delaware 19947
302-856-6310

Click here to send an email for more information.

You can also call the Delaware Helpline at 211 or 800-464-HELP (800-464-4357), or contact your local State Service Center.