MaineHousing’s Central Heating Improvement Program (CHIP) provides heating system repair and replacement services to low-income households. Priority is given to households that have no heat.
CHIP is administered by a network of local community action agencies, the same agencies that administer the Low income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
The maximum grant for a heating system repair or replacement is $5,000 for owner-occupied homes. In some instances, households may be required to provide a co-payment towards the overall expense.
Limited CHIP benefits of up to $400 may be available for rental properties occupied by LIHEAP-eligible tenants.
You may be eligible to receive CHIP assistance if:
- Your household is eligible for the (LIHEAP).
- Your home is in good structural condition.