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Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Most states have an energy assistance program. To find more information in your state, click here.
Delaware Low-Income Energy Assistance
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Wilmington, participates in a Low-Income Energy Assistance Program sponsored by the federal government. Households at or below the 200% federal poverty level see chart can apply. All types of heating are considered. Applications are processed from October 1st to March 31st. Funding becomes available in December. If funds are left over, assistance may also be provided for cooling in the summer months. There is an office in each county. For more information, see Catholic Charities or contact your local office.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (Food Stamps)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the new name for the Food Stamp program. This program provides funding for individuals from low-income households to food. A debit card (known as an EBT card or Electronic Benefits Transfer card) with a fixed amount of funds is provided to the recipient which can be used at grocery stores to buy food. Almost all food is included except for pre-prepared foods. Toilet paper and other non-food groceries are not included in this program.
For more information, click here for an excellent article on SNAP from Jessica Shahin, Associate Administrator of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service.
To apply for SNAP in your state, please see USDA Food and Nutrition Service website.
In Delaware, individuals may apply through their local Medicaid office. Current SNAP income limits can be found by clicking here.