Financial Assistance

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.


Housing & Energy Services
350 Marshall Street
Phillipsburg,   NJ   08865

Hunterdon:  (908) 782-0612
Somerset:    (908) 685-3033
Sussex:        (973) 209-7549
Warren:      (908) 454-4778

Call Center Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Morris County Residents

Morris County Department of Human Services
340 W. Hanover Ave
Morristown, NJ 07963

Morris County Center for Hispanic Affairs
97 Bassett Hwy, Dover, NJ
Morris County Center for Hispanic Affairs
* You do not need to be Hispanic to qualify for programs.

NJ Shares

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.

NJ Shares

Citizens Energy

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.

People Help

United Way/People Help provides emergency financial assistance for the benefit of Sussex County residents who are recommended by local agencies.


NJ Lifeline

Electric and Gas assistance for Seniors.


NJ Lifeline

Universal Service Fund

Assistance with Electric and Natural Gas for eligible individuals and families.

State of NJ Universal Service Fund

NJ Community Resources

Listings and guidelines for several NJ assistance programs.

NJ Community Resources

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.