Programs

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) enables low-income families to permanently reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient. During the last 32 years, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program has provided weatherization services to more than 6.2 million low-income families.

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded block grant that provides funding to help low income households make home heating more affordable, avoid disconnection of utility services during the winter, and maintain a warm, safe, and healthy environment for households with young children, the elderly, and the disabled. LIHEAP has been operating since 1982.

Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) is a program which provides States with funds to reduce poverty in local communities. The funds provide a range of services and activities to assist the needs of low-income individuals including the homeless, migrants and the elderly.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal program that helps improve the diets of low-income Americans, regardless of age, by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost. TEFAP plays a vital role in providing food assistance by supplementing other donated foods distributed by the emergency feeding organizations.