What is LIHEAP?

  • LIHEAP (Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program) is a Federally-funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills. This can be electric and/or natural gas.
  • LIHEAP can help you stay warm in the winter. By doing so, you can reduce the risk of health and safety problems (such as illness, fire, or eviction.)

What Assistance does LIHEAP provide?

  • Heating Assistance (Applicants must only have a tribal member in the household and be income eligible.)
  • Crisis Assistance (Shut off or Final Notice exceeding base award.)


    Enrolled Siletz Tribal Member

    The applicant, or a child residing in the household, must be an enrolled Siletz tribal member.

    Residence Location

    The residence must be located within the 11 county service-area.

    Income Eligible

    The applicant/family must meet the annual income guidelines as determined at the time of intake.

    LIHEAP Assistance Income Requirements

    Household Size

    Annual Income


    Not to exceed – $33,426.00

    1 Subsidized

    Not to exceed – $33,426.00


    Not to exceed – $43,711.00

    2 Subsidized

    Not to exceed -$43,711.00


    Not to exceed – $53,996.00

    3 Subsidized

    Not to exceed – $53,996.00


    Not to exceed – $64,281.00

    4 Subsidized Not to exceed – $64,281.00

    Not to exceed – $74,565.00

    5 Subsidized

    Not to exceed – $74,565.00


    Not to exceed – $84,850.00

    6 Subsidized

    Not to exceed – $84,850.00


    Not to exceed – $86,779.00

    7 Subsidized

    Not to exceed – $86,779.00


    Not to exceed – $88,707.00

    8 Subsidized

    Not to exceed – $88,707.00


    Not to exceed – $90,636.00

    9 Subsidized

    Not to exceed – $90,636.00


    Not to exceed – $92,564.00

    10 Subsidized

    Not to exceed – $92,564.00

    The above chart reflects income limitations and payment levels based on household size and income in relation to 60% of Oregon’s Median Income.

    Program Keypoints

    • LIHEAP is divided into two categories: 1) Heating 2) Crisis.  The maximum award is $1,000 per household.
    • LIHEAP is available one time per grant year.
    • Not all households will qualify for the maximum LIHEAP amount. LIHEAP awards will depend on family size, income and need.
    • When returning an application, please be sure to have all necessary documentation beforehand, or be able to have required documents before appointment time.
    • Required documentation includes, but is not limited to:
      • Social Security Cards for ALL household members (no exceptions)
      • Tribal ID/ CIB
      • Most recent billing statement
      • Current income documents – for each adult household member (e.g. Social Security award letter, Unemployment print out, paystubs etc.)
    • If you need documentation from other departments, please be sure to make those requests from those departments prior to your appointment.

    Applications are available via email or US Postal upon request.

    You can email, mail, drop off, or fax a completed application to:

    Siletz Tribal Housing Department
    555 Tolowa Court
    PO Box 549
    Siletz, OR 97380

    Email: CaseyG@ctsi.nsn.us

    Fax: 541-444-8313

    If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to call Casey Godwin in the Siletz Tribal Housing Department at CaseyG@ctsi.nsn.us, or by phone at 541-444-8311 or 541-270-0194.