Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)

***Update to Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP): As of Monday, January 27, 2020, applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP), administered by the Department of Social Services, will only be taken at the Pitt County Human Services Center, 203 Government Circle, Greenville, NC 274834. The Human Services Center will be open during regular business hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday. This will be the only location accepting applications for the remainder of the program this season. The program is scheduled to end on March 31, 2020, or when funds have been exhausted.***

The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP), administered by the Department of Social Services, launched for the 2019-20 season on Monday, December 2, 2019. LIEAP provides a one-time vendor payment for eligible families who need assistance with home heating expenses. Complete program details, along with a full list of locations to apply can be found below. 

2019-20 Program Guidelines Include:
  • Applications will be taken from December 3, 2018 - March 29, 2019
  • Applications will be taken at various locations during the days and times posted
  • When all funds are spent, the program will end (applications will no longer be taken)
  • Pitt County DSS will mail LIEAP payments directly to the vendors
  • Benefit amounts are based on household size and income

Priority Groups

Households with a person age 60 or older, or an individual receiving disability benefits and services through the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services can begin applying as early as December 2, 2019. Applicants who fall outside of this priority group can apply beginning January 2, 2020. ALL applicants can apply until the end of program period, which runs through March 31, 2020 or until all funds are spent.

Income Verification

Income verification is required for all applicants. Those applying will need verification of all income received the month prior to the date of application. This includes:

  • Gross wages received in the month prior to your application
  • Gross amount of Social Security benefits
  • Gross amount of SSI
  • Gross amount of VA income
  • Gross amount of any retirement received
  • Child support and contributions received from anyone outside your home
  • Any other income received
  • Names, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers of all household members
  • Proof of how you heat your home (name / address of provider with account number)
  • Everyone who lives under your roof must be included


  • Pitt County Human Services Center - 203 Government Circle, Greenville, NC 27834 • Phone: 252-902-1110 • Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm