The application period for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program is extended until Friday, Aug. 2, 2024 and is designed to provide a one-time payment of up to $1,000 of power utility debt recovery to qualified households. 

Households in arrears, showing a past due on their most recent power bill, those who have received a disconnection notice, or those who have already been disconnected are all qualified to receive aid. 

Guam Power Authority prepaid customers may also apply for the program.

Qualified households will only receive a one-time payment reflective of the amount stated on the power bill submitted with the application, not to exceed $1,000. 

Households who have already been approved during the first application period are not eligible to apply again.

“During the first cycle of applications, 372 households were approved totaling close to $278,000 in assistance. After evaluating the progress of cycle 1, it was determined that the availability of funds would allow for another cycle of the application process for those who have yet to apply. Once the cycle 2 application period is over, our team will further evaluate the program funds to see if additional assistance can be explored,” said Guam Energy Office Director Rebecca Respicio.

LIHEAP is a funding opportunity from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is an income-qualifying program as required by federal regulation.

For details on the LIHEAP application requirements, including the income eligibility limits, visit our website at energy.guam.gov.  

Applications are available online, or a hard copy can be picked up between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Guam Energy Office in Tamuning. 

Submissions will only be accepted in person at GEO. For additional information, you may call (671) 646-4361.