LIHEAP provides eligible low-income households in Fresno County with financial assistance for heating and cooling bills once per calendar year. In 2021, the program helped 9,715 households in Fresno County with $4,407,886 toward their electric, gas, and propane bills.
LIHWAP can help families pay overdue water bills accumulated before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. The maximum benefit amount is $2,000, which is a one-time payment that will be directly applied to their utility bill.
LIHEAP and LIHWAP Director Gilda Arreguin says, “We are located with Workforce Connection at Shaw and Marks because we want to make our services accessible to everyone. We know the buses stop near here, and there is free parking. So, we want to make it easy for you to come and sign up for our programs. And, of course, you will be able to receive other services as well.”
Partner agencies will also have offices at the northwest Fresno location to provide wrap-around services, including the Employment Development Department (EDD), Department of Social Services, Department of Rehabilitation, and the California Indian ManPower Consortium.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held in August. You can get a look inside during an Open House event scheduled for October 20 from 3-6PM.
Click here for other LIHEAP locations or call (559) 263-1320 to make an appointment.
Fresno EOC Energy Services provides financial assistance for heating and cooling bills through LIHEAP and water utility bills through LIHWAP. Energy Services also assists eligible households with no cost energy efficiency improvements when certain conditions are met.
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