Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP)-Texas

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The Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) is also known as HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) and LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program).  CEAP provides utility assistance to low-income households most vulnerable to high energy costs.

To qualify for Texas CEAP, you must be enrolled in a qualifying social service program (see below):

  • Must be a resident of the state of Texas
  • Must need financial assistance for home energy costs
  • You receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamp) benefits or
  • You receive Temporary Assistance or
  • You receive Code A Supplemental Security Income (SSI Living Alone)
  • OR your income must be below 150% of the federal poverty guidelines.

Applications for regular HEAP benefits will be accepted beginning around November of the year.  To apply for CEAP call 2-1-1 and the operator will connect you to your local utility assistance service provider.

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