Water assistance

LIHEAP and Utility Assistance Funding Status: Regular & Pandemic-Related Funding

This document, created by NEADA, outlines both regular and pandemic related funding for LIHEAP and other utility assistance that have been released or appropriated since the COVID-19 began. Appropriated funds that are pending release include $4.5 billion in additional funding for LIHEAP through...Read more

Philadelphia Launches New, Income-Based, Tiered Assistance Program

On June 20th, 2017, the city of Philadelphia announced the Tiered Assistance Program (TAP) which provides customers with significant savings on their water bill by offering a consistent bill based on their income. Program highlights include:

•    Customers do not have to be...Read more

HHS Announces Water Assistance Program

The Department of Health and Human Services announced the Low-Income Home Water Assistance Program that was passed apart of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. LIWAP will be a sister program to LIHEAP. OCS will be providing guidance in the coming weeks on plan submission, reporting...Read more

Senate Bill Includes $500M Additional For LIHEAP, Creates Water Pilots

On August 10th, 2021 the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure bill which adds $500 Million for LIHEAP Over 5 Year, provides $3.5B for WAP, and creates Water Assistance Needs Study & 40 Pilot Projects. The WAP increase is a ten-fold increase in the...Read more

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