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Energy Assistance Program (EAP)

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) would like to thank you for all you have done to help ensure families stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. This energy assistance program assists roughly 108,000 families on an annual basis with their utilities.

This page is designed to provide resources for the local service providers and utility vendors who work with IHCDA to run the program. If you are looking for a resource that is not listed below, please contact IHCDA at LIHEAP@ihcda.in.gov.


Pursuant to Public Law subsection 2605 (a) (2), the State of Indiana wishes to encourage the public to participate in the development of the State of Indiana LIHEAP State Plan for federal fiscal year 2023. In accordance with this regulation, the State is providing the opportunity for the public to comment on the 2023 State Plan draft report, which will be submitted to the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Community Services, on or before September 1, 2022. The draft State Plan can be located at www.ihcda.in.gov under public notices. The State Plan defines the method of distribution of funding for the LIHEAP Program.

The hearing will take place on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Eastern Time

On the day of the hearing, interested persons may call in at this number: 1-317-552-1674: Participant Code 630 271 692 followed by #.

Participants may also join the meeting on a computer or mobile app via Microsoft Teams. The URL will be available upon request by e-mailing liheap@ihcda.in.gov.

The public is invited to make comments through August 15, 2022 in one of the three ways below:

  1. In writing to:

    Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority
    Community Programs Manager – Energy Assistance Program
    30 S. Meridian Street, Suite 900
    Indianapolis, IN 46204

  2. By e-mail at liheap@ihcda.in.gov
  3. Or by telephone at 317-234-8489 and leave a message.

Click here to access the LIHEAP Intake and Operations Program Manual - DRAFT
Click here to access the LIHEAP Detailed Model Plan - DRAFT

Program Outputs

Given the total dollar amount awarded to IHCDA, the Regular EAP program this year is expected to serve approximately 87,251* households, and the CARES Act Benefit can be applied to up to 43,500 qualifying households.

*Note: New LIHEAP funding was recently awarded by ACF. Once distributed, this will change the number of expected households served in PY 2021.

Program Policy and Operations



Program Resources

  • Click here to access program outreach/marketing resources

Vendor Materials

EAP Training PY2022


United Way of Central Indiana Winter Assistance Fund (UWCI WAF)
US Department of Health & Human Services