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Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Assists eligible low-income households in meeting their home energy needs.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)


The applicant must live in one of the counties we serve: Anderson, Campbell, Claiborne, Morgan, Scott, and Union. Applicants must also meet 150% of the Federal Poverty guidelines. Anyone can apply for LIHEAP.  


Explanation of Services

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps families with their home energy bills. Assistance is available once a year, and emergency funds are set aside for families facing a shut-off of energy services. The grants are awarded on a points-based system to ensure that the most needy are assisted first, and the subsidies are paid directly to the energy provider.


How to Apply


There are several ways to apply to the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program:

             1. Pick Up an Application at your local ETHRA office
             2. Call 865-691-2551 EXT 4825 for an application to be mailed to you
             3. Print one from our website and email the completed the application to


Applications are accepted on a monthly basis year round from October 1st - September 30th.

Crisis applications are taken year round, and are dependent on the availability of funds.

The amount of assistance is $300-$1000 depending on need and availability.

For a regular application, you can call 865-691-2551 EXT 4825 for the ETHRA Energy Assistance Hotline.


For crisis assistance, please call your local ETHRA office:

Anderson County - 865-651-2551
Campbell County - 423-562-2948
Claiborne County - 423-973-3669
Morgan County - 423-346-6651
Scott County - 423-286-6929
Union County - 865-992-8816





LIHEAP Heating Application Form 2023-2024

 Before you complete you application, please read the LIHEAP INFORMATION SHEET for guidelines on what what to include with your application. THESE ITEMS ARE REQUIRED FOR YOUR APPLICATION TO BE ACCEPTED.

Income Poverty Guidelines

Program Quick Stats

5,500 +

Households assisted annually

$300 - $600

Annual assistance to qualifying households


Kathy Hicks
865-691-2551 ext 4227



Melissa Smalley
865-691-2551 ext 4231


Tennessee Housing Development Agency

Counties Served

Claiborne County, Campbell County, Anderson County, Morgan County, Scott County, Union County

Resources to Download



  • LIHEAP APPLICATION INFORMATION SHEET**Required information for application acceptance**