Energy Assistance

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.


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.

LIHEAP Assistance

Click here to download a LIHEAP application.* Once complete, submit via e-mail, or fax or drop box (see attached form for details). If you use the fillable format to type in your information, make sure you save the completed form before you close the document. Otherwise, the information you typed will go away.

Catholic Charities will call you to schedule a telephone appointment in order to validate that you have submitted all of the necessary documents and information before your LIHEAP intake is finalized. Please keep in mind, during the Public Health State of Emergency Catholic Charities offices have restricted access to the public.

ASSIST is a website that allows individuals and community-based organizations access to screen and apply for a broad range of social service programs. Click here for more information.

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

New Castle County Office
2601 W 4th Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19805

Kent County Office
2099 S DuPont Highway
Dover, Delaware 19901

Sussex County Office
404 S Bedford Street, Suite 9
Georgetown, Delaware 19947

Click here to send an email for more information.

Click here for a list of documents needed for your first appointment.

*Click here to download Acrobat Reader for mobile app.

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

To report cases of suspected waste, fraud and abuse, click here.