CHEYENNE – The deadline for applying for a home heating help program has been extended for this season only, according to the Wyoming Department of Family Services.
LIEAP, pronounced lee-ap, helps income-eligible households cover the costs of heating their home. State residents now have until March 31 to apply for LIEAP.
“We’ve extended the deadline this year to March 31 to encourage more people to apply,” says LIEAP manager Brenda Ilg. “The program helps thousands of households, and we know many are struggling this winter with the economic downturn.”
To get a LIEAP application, visit dfs.wy.gov and print one, go to your local DFS field office or senior center or call 800-246-4221 and ask that an application be mailed to you.
Applications must be postmarked on or before March 31.
“We want to encourage people to apply, especially those folks on fixed and low incomes, such as retirees, people with disabilities and families with young children,” Ilg says. “It’s cold out there, and we want to help keep more Wyoming families safe and warm this winter.”