Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)

The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP), administered by the Department of Social Services, officially launched for the 2018-19 season on December 3, 2018. LIEAP provides a one-time vendor payment to 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. 

PROGRAM UPDATE: As of early March, 2019 funds are still available to assist applicants who meet eligibility requirements, however beginning on Monday, March 25, 2019, LIEAP applications will only be taken at the Pitt County Human Services Center (203 Government Circle, Greenville). Applications will STILL be taken at the *Community Partner sites listed below through March 22, 2019. 

2018-19 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 3, 2018. Applicants who fall outside of this priority group can apply beginning January 2, 2019. ALL applicants can apply until the end of program period, which runs through March 29, 2019 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


Beginning on Monday, March 25, 2019, 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. Applications will continue to be taken at the Community Partner sites listed below through March 22. The program itself is scheduled to end on March 29, 2019, or when funds have been exhausted. As of this posting, funds are still available for applicants who meet eligibility requirements.

  • Pitt County Human Services Center - 203 Government Circle, Greenville, NC 27834 • Phone: 252-902-1110 • Hours: M–F, 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Bethel Resource Outreach Center • 7406 Main Street, Bethel, NC 27812 • Phone: 252-825-6500 • Hours: M–W, 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Last Days Harvest Church of God in Christ • 3192 East 10th Street, Greenville, NC 27858 • Phone: 252-679-1501 • Hours: Mon.-Tues. 9:00am-Noon
  • Northern Pitt Improvement Association • 2197 Old River Road, Greenville, NC 27834 • Phone: 252-215-3064 • Hours: M–F, 1:00pm-5:00pm
  • St. John Missionary Baptist Church Soul-Saving Center • 2921 Briery Swamp Road, Stokes, NC 27884 • Phone: 252-795-3603 • Hours: 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 8:00am-NOON
  • Pactolus Community Resource Center • 5866 US Hwy 264 East, Greenville, NC 27834 • Phone: 252-531-0892 • Hours: Mondays, 10:00am-11:30am