Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)

Community Action Agency of Greater Kansas City has an Energy Assistance programs designed to alleviate the immediate threat of utility service disconnection and to assist residents in getting utility service restored to their homes. The Missouri Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has two components: Energy Assistance (EA) and Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP). Eligibility requirements for LIHEAP are based on income, household size, available resources, and responsibility for payment for home energy costs. EA is designed to provide financial assistance to help pay primary fuel source heating bills. The EA benefit amount is based on household size, income, and the type of fuel used for home heating. ECIP is designed to provide financial assistance to households in a verifiable energy crisis.

SUMMER ECIP begins June 1 and goes through September 30, or until the available funds are exhausted. This program can help you with your electric bill only up to $300. Please note that applications are served by crisis priority (those who need immediate assistance will receive priority over those not in immediate danger of disconnection). Individuals and families not currently in crisis may have to wait up to 30 days for your application to be processed. All applications received will be processed. 

Emergency Cooling programs are available to those who qualify. If you qualify for LIHEAP, are 65 years old or older or have a letter from your physician stating you have a medical condition that could become life-threatening if exposed to excess heat, we may be able to provide you with a window or portable air-conditioning unit or help to repair your central unit. 

Required LIHEAP Documentation:

  • Completed LIHEAP Application.
  • Proof of all household income from the previous month for all household member(s) not on your Food Stamp case.
  • Copies of social security documentation for all household members if you are currently not receiving assistance from Food Stamps.
  • For winter heating assistance, a copy of current utility bill from your primary heat souce and/or disconnection notice.
  • For summer cooling assistance, a copy of current disconnection notice from electric provider

Click Here for the 2016-17 LIHEAP Application

Please print, complete, and mail signed application along with required documentation to an office nearest you.

6323 Manchester
Kansas City, MO 64133

Independence - Hawthorne Place Apartments
16995 Dover Lane
Independence, MO 64056
Northland Human Services Center
3100 N.E. 83rd Street, Suite 1201
Kansas City, MO 64119

Excelsior Springs
108 South Thompson Avenue
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
412 Aller Street
Tracy, MO 64079


To contact Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)   Call 816.358.6868 press option 1