Low-Income Home Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) Contractor Application and Contract

A temporary emergency Low-Income Home Water Assistance Program1 (LIHWAP) is being developed to provide low-income households assistance in paying their water and wastewater bills. Funds will be sent directly to Public Water System (PWS) operators to be credited to income-eligible household accounts to reduce arrearages, prevent shutoffs and reduce monthly rates. This program is slated to operate from October 1, 2021, through September 30, 2023. Households will apply for assistance through a process coordinated with the Low-Income
Energy Assistance (LIEAP) program. For more information, read the full letter from DPHHS.

Janel Favero
Author: Janel Favero