The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides heating and cooling assistance to low-income households with a one-time payment directly to their utility company toward an electric or gas bill.

Households may receive one type of LIHEAP assistance per program year, which runs from October 1 through September 30.

Emergency Crisis Intervention (ECI)

ECI assists households in crisis (electric or gas service has been or will be disconnected). Applications are accepted year-round, but the number of approvals each month are limited and space fills quickly.

Apply for Emergency Crisis Intervention

Mail to47 Rainbow Drive
Hilo, HI 96720
Drop off toHCEOC at 47 Rainbow Drive
LIHEAP Office, Building 1 (upper right lot)

Energy Credit (EC)

EC assists households not in crisis but still needing assistance with utility costs. EC applications are accepted June 1-30.

Apply for Energy Credit

Energy Credit applications are open from June 1 through June 30th. Applications will be available on our website and for pickup at our office starting June 1.


Zasha Adrian Rapoza, LIHEAP Manager
808-932-2716 / 808-333-7067