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Basic Benefits

  • Li-HEAP has a defined service area for Penobscot individuals and families.
  • Applications are taken from October to March for assistance.
  • Benefits are based on a matrix that considers income/household size, energy used and dwelling.
  • The coordinator of this program is the Community Services Coordinator.

ECIP A & B (Emergancy Crisis Intervention Program)

ECIP A is to keep clients from experiencing their electicity from shutting off or running out of fuel to during the winter months.

ECIP B exsists to repair or place a client’s heating source when it is inoperable or malfunctioning. It has a $5000 lifetime maxium, when this has become a problem we have coordinated with the Housing Department to help our Li-HEAP recipient.


For this program we partner with Penquis (CAP) Community Action Program, our clients get much more assistance the agency has more resources from purchasing in bulk and having their own contractors to do the work.

This Program reduces the energy costs of for low-income households by increasing the energy efficiency of the home while  ensuring the resident’s health and safety