The state of New Jersey conducts an Energy Assistance Program. This program assists income qualified individuals with their home energy costs. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is designed to help low-income families and individuals meet home heating and medically necessary cooling costs. To apply for LIHEAP, contact the authorized local community action agency or community based organization in your area. For persons age 60 or over, or who are disabled, applications may be received and returned by mail.
The amount of the LIHEAP heating benefit is determined by income, household size, fuel type, and heating region. The medically necessary cooling assistance benefit amount will be $200, which will be issued as a direct credit to an active electric account in our system, otherwise they will be issued as one party check to the eligible applicant.
Information and applications for the program can be obtained at the following web site www.energyassistance.nj.gov or by contacting one of the following:
Mercer County Administration
640 South Broad Street
Trenton, NJ 08650 (609) 989-6858
15 West State Street
Trenton NJ 08609
Mercer County Connection
Highway 33 at Paxson Avenue
Hamilton, NJ 08690 (609) 989-6858