LIHEAP Application Instructions


To apply for Mississippi LIHEAP, you will have three options

  1. Contact Mississippi Department of Human Services (DHS) through your nearest local office and apply for benefits. You can use (link) webpage to find contact information about your local DHS office.

  2. Contact your local office of community action agency and file application there. You can locate your nearest community action office using form at this link.

  3. Cal at 1-800-421-0762 to talk to a Mississippi DHS representative


Eligibility Requirements


Mississippi LIHEAP requires applicants to meet simple criteria to receive grants.

  • You must be a US citizen or a qualified alien

  • You must be a resident of Mississippi

  • You must need help to pay your utility bills

  • You must be the person responsible to pay utility bills

  • Your household income must be within the income limits defined by the program

Income guidelines

Households looking to receive grants through Mississippi LIHEAP will have to meet the following income guidelines.

Family size Maximum annual income

  1. $17,412

  2. $22,770

  3. $28,128

  4. $33,485

  5. $38,843

  6. $44,201