The LIHWAP is a federal program that provides financial assistance to low income households who are struggling to pay their water and wastewater bills.
The LIHWAP is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which provides grants to states, territories, and tribes to assist eligible households.
A household must have a water or wastewater bill that is past due and being a resident of the state where they are applying for assistance. Each state may have its own criteria.
LIHWAP assistance can be used to pay past due water and wastewater bills, future bills that the household expects to have difficulty paying, make repairs or upgrades to water & wastewater systems.
Amount of assistance that receive from LIHWAP can vary by state and by household. Generally, LIHWAP can provide up to $2,500 per bill & up to $5,000 in total assistance.
Income limits for LIHWAP can vary by state and by household size. In general, a household's income must be at or below 150% of the federal poverty level.