LIHEAP stands for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
and is funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services. LIHEAP
provides financial assistance to help very low income households pay for the
costs of heating their homes. The Passamaquoddy Tribe has to abide by the
requirements and guidelines issued by the US Department of Health and Human
Services for the LIHEAP program when distributing funds. More information about
LIHEAP can be found on this web site: or more specifically:

LIHEAP funds are distributed by the US Department of Health and Human Services
to states and to tribes within states. Because the funding is state-based, a
tribe can serve only residents of the state in which it is headquartered. This
is the reason why LIHEAP funding is available only to Maine residents. The
Tribe-State agreement restricts services to Passamaquoddy Tribe members only.

As soon as the Tribe is notified that funding is available, the Tribal office
will once again this year send a notice to each of our Tribal households to let
everybody know that the funding is in-hand. The notice will also list
application deadlines. It is the household’s responsibility to contact the
Tribal office for an application. As noted, applicants must be Tribal members
who reside on Reservation. Applicant households must not exceed income limits
set by the LIHEAP program.

Sylvia Sockabasin – Heap Director

Telephone: (207) 796-6155

Mary Lilly – Assistant

Telephone: (207) 796-6155


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