ECA coordinates income eligible Delaware resident applications to the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to mitigate energy burden. Please follow the steps below:

How to Apply

  1. If you haven't applied, start an application with ASSIST. If you already applied, start Step 2!
  2. After submitting with ASSIST, submit the necessary documents to ECA using the form.
  3. If we're missing anything, or if one of your documents was invalid, we'll reach out to you.
  4. Please allow approximately 6 - 8 weeks for your application to be processed.

If you need additional help, please contact us or call us at 215-609-1425.

Step 1: Start an application with ASSIST.

Step 2: Submit the necessary documents to ECA

Name(Required)
This number will be provided to you once you complete Step 1 and apply for assistance through ASSIST. If you cannot locate that number, pleas contact ASSIST directly.
Address(Required)
Please use a consistent primary email so that we can link this form submission with your other information!

Documentation

For all adults over 18 years old
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    No other proof will be accepted
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    Birth certificate; passport or passport card; Native American tribal card; certificate of naturalization; certificate of citizenship
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      Lawful permanent resident, cross border North American Indian, asylee, refugee, Cuban/Haitian entrant; paroled into U.S. for at least one year; deportation being withheld; battered immigrant spouse/children; victim of trafficking; members of armed services or veterans
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        Current driver’s license with current address
        Or non-driver ID card, with current address
        Or mortgage statement
        Or utility or cable bill
        Or bank statement with DE address
        Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf, Max. file size: 5 MB.
        Owners: deed or title and county taxes
        Renters: complete and current copy of: lease, subsidized rent recertification, or a landlord verification form.
        Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf, Max. file size: 5 MB.
        Paystubs for the last 3 months
        Year-to-date pay stub if a household member has worked at the same company for 1 year or more.
        Or proof of tax records for self-employed
        Or NO INCOME DECLARATION from State Service Center
        Or Proof of Disability Documentation
        Unearned Income (SSI, SSD, Unemployment, Pension, Child Support, General Assistance, TANF, SNAP, Other)
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          Attached current copies of your electric, natural gas, and propane bills with current address and account numbers
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            for any household member listed who is 18+ and in college
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