LOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM/AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN (LIHEAP-ARP)

The mission of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program/American Rescue Plan (LIHEAP/ARP) is to assist vulnerable low-income households in meeting their immediate home energy need in reaction to the Pandemic.

  • In response to the American Rescue Plan initiative, the agency will provide LIHEAP relief in the form of energy assistance to eligible and vulnerable low-income households in an effort to combat and/or mitigate economic harm from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • If eligible, households will receive a one-time LIHEAP-ARP benefit up to $1,500.00 to offset utility costs.
  • If eligible, households will receive energy counseling, vendor mediation, or referrals to aid of household energy usage/burden.
  • Our predicted outcome, households will maintain utilities. Seniors will maintain an independent living situation. Individuals with disabilities will maintain an independent living situation.

 

Unfortunately, we cannot take walk-ins. Applicants can apply for assistance at our Beaufort or Jasper office. Applicant must schedule an appointment. For additional information or to schedule an appointment, please call:

Beaufort Office: (843) 255-7220 or Jasper Office: (843) 726-5586

 

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate walk-ins.

Please use the phone number below to schedule appointments for your desired service. Appointments will be confirmed via a telephone call from a Beaufort-Jasper ECO team member within three to five business days.

Beaufort Office: (843) 255-7220 or Jasper Office: (843) 726-5586

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS 

The following documents are required, in addition to other eligibility requirements, to complete an application for Beaufort-Jasper EOC services:

  • Legible, valid state-issued photo ID for the applicant (name and address on the ID must match what is listed on all presented documents
  • Legible Social Security cards for all household members (no photocopies)
  • Proof of income for ALL household members for the past 30 days prior to the application date
  • If the applicant has earnings or wages, they will need to provide their pay stub (examples are monthly, semi-monthly, bi-weekly, and weekly)
  • If the applicant receives Social Security, Social Security insurance, pensions, or retirement, they will need their current year benefit award letter.
  • If the applicant is a business owner or is self-employed, they will need the current tax year statement (example: Schedule C or C-EZ with all pages signed and included.

Most programs require that you meet federal income guidelines, we will screen applicants at the beginning of the application process.

NOTE: Income includes, but is not limited to:

  • Child support (a signed statement by the payer if support is voluntary or a statement from the court if it is court-ordered
  • TANF/AFDC/Monthly Utility Check
  • SNAP
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Alimony
  • Monthly stipends
  • Adoption subsidies