Energy Assistance Program for Low-Income Homes

For residents of:


Provided by:

Miami-Dade County

Ideal for:

Utility Bill Help

Help for residents who are experiencing a hardship in paying their home energy bill due to the pandemic.

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  • Eligible households can receive up to $2,000 within a 12-month period.
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  • Reside in Miami-Dade County.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or have legal permanent resident status.
  • Current State of Florida Drivers’ License or picture identification for all adults in the household 18 years and older.

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The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is providing COVID-19 crisis assistance to qualified Miami-Dade County residents who are experiencing a hardship in paying their home energy bill due to the pandemic.

To Apply:

  • Submit your application online at the link provided. 
  • In person at your nearest Community Resource Center.
    (Due to COVID-19, the Community Resource Centers are currently closed to the public).
  • Mail an application to your nearest Community Resource Center or place it in a dropbox available in front of all centers (applications and supporting documentation should be placed in an envelope with your name on it).

Download application in English, Spanish or Creole.

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  • Social Security card for all household members.
  • Proof of income for last 30 days.
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits printout (if applicable).
  • Birth certificates for children 5 years or younger.
  • Current electricity bill final notice or past due notice from electricity provider, or be disconnected.
  • If you receive Section 8 or public housing, bring a copy of your 50059 form that shows your current utility subsidy/allowance.
  • Signed notice regarding collection of Social Security numbers.
  • Signed DEO waiver for release of general or confidential information.
  • Proof of income for all household members for the past 30 days.
  • Note: If necessary, additional documents may be requested upon review of your application in order to determine eligibility or explain current income if insufficient to meet household expenses.