Utility Bill Assistance Programs

LIEAP stands as a federally funded initiative designed to alleviate the burden of energy bills for eligible households through a one-time vendor payment. To qualify, applicants must meet specific income criteria and bear responsibility for heating costs. Household units containing an individual aged 60 or older or disabled persons receiving services through the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services can apply for assistance from Dec. 1–31. Other households have the opportunity to submit their applications from Jan. 1 – March 31 or until funds are depleted.

For application submissions, reach out to your county’s Department of Social Services through the provided contact details:
    Edgecombe County DSS – 252-641-7611
    Nash County DSS – 252-459-9818
    Martin County DSS – 252-789-4400
    Pitt County DSS – 252-902-1110
    Beaufort County DSS – 975-5500
    Halifax County DSS – 252-536-2511

The CIP, a federally funded program, serves as a lifeline for individuals and families grappling with heating or cooling-related crises. A household is deemed to be in a crisis if it is presently undergoing or is at risk of facing a life-threatening or health-related emergency without access to sufficient, timely, and appropriate assistance from any other source. Applications for CIP are accepted throughout the entire year, ensuring that help is available when it’s needed the most.