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Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

NORWESCAP Housing and Energy Services administers the following programs:  LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program), Weatherization Assistance Program, USF (Universal Service Fund), and other programs to assist low income families with thier heating and cooling costs.  All programs are available through the LIHEAP application.  There are also several housing projects that are aimed at providing safe and affordable housing to low-income families.  NORWESCAP is proud to offer these programs to families as we know the burden that energy costs can place on a budget along with the difficulties a "no-heat" situation can have on a household and the crisis that can emerge when an energy or utility bill is just simply too high to pay. 


Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)

The purpose of the program is to help eligible households with their heating and cooling costs and to make provisions for emergency heating system services and emergency fuel/utility assistance. The program serves individuals and families who reside in Somerset, Hunterdon, Warren or Sussex counties.


Universal Service Fund (USF)                                                                                                                          

The USF program was created by the State of New Jersey to help make energy bills more affordable for low income customers.  The program provides funds to assist eligible households to lower the amount that they have to pay for their gas and electric bills.  Eligible applicants must apply for LIHEAP to receive consideration for USF.


  • Need assistance with a fuel/utility bill
  • Must be income eligible
  • Must complete and submit a LIHEAP application
  • Household must be responsible for paying heating/cooling costs directly to the fuel/utility supplier
  • Other specific requirements depending on assistance program on the LIHEAP application
  • Resident of Hunterdon, Somerset, Sussex and Warren


Deadline for Applications: April 30*

  • Energy assistance applications are accepted from October 1st to April 30th*
  • First time participants must contact the office at 908-454-4778 for an application
  • Households who have moved since the prior heating season must contact the office for an application at 908-454-4778

Applications can be mailed to


350 Marshall Street

Phillipsburg  NJ  08865

Applications can also be dropped off in person Monday-Friday between 8:30-4:30 pm with the outside envelope marked LIHEAP.

*Unless extended by the State of New Jersey 












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If you are interested in applying for LIHEAP services, please download the Application in PDF format. If you have any questions, or difficulty with this process, please call the office at 908-454-4778.
Application for Financial Assistance for Elizabethtown Gas Customers.  Click here to download

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