If you’re like many Americans today, you may be living paycheck to paycheck. If you had a heating or cooling emergency, such as a broken heater or a shutoff notice, could you afford it? Unfortunately, many families do struggle with necessary utility costs. However, help is often available through LIHEAP. This federal program provides direct financial assistance towards the cost of energy bills and can provide emergency assistance. LIHEAP is primarily an income-based program. However, some states impose priority systems for vulnerable households, such as those containing seniors, disabled persons, or young children. You can learn more about the LIHEAP program and what it entails by downloading our free guide today.