Where to Find Help
The following agencies assist low income families apply for heating assistance along with other programs available to NJ residents. Click on the links below for more information.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
LIHEAP is funded by the federal government. In order to be eligible for LIHEAP, your income cannot exceed 225% of the federal poverty level (approximately $48,000 for a family of four). For applications and additional information please contact the agencies below.
Call Center Hours:
Morris County Department of Human Services
Morris County Center for Hispanic Affairs
NJ Shares is designed for income levels that exceed the level required for LIHEAP funding. The program provides heating assistance for families whose income is between 225% and 400% of the federal poverty level. It provides one free delivery during the heating season, up to a total cost of $700. Applications for this program are also obtained through NORWESCAP.
Citizens Energy offers temporary heating assistance by providing 100 free gallons of heating oil to homeowners facing economic hardship. Applications are accepted between January 11 and February 28, or until the funds are exhausted. Citizens Energy can be contacted directly at 877-563-4645.
United Way/People Help provides emergency financial assistance for the benefit of Sussex County residents who are recommended by local agencies.
Electric and Gas assistance for Seniors.
Universal Service Fund
Assistance with Electric and Natural Gas for eligible individuals and families.
NJ Community Resources
Listings and guidelines for several NJ assistance programs.
How you can help your neighbors in need.
NJ Shares, Citizens Energy and People Help are all charitable organizations that would welcome your tax-deductible donations.