Energy Assistance Program Details

Program Summary

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.

More Info

Please refer to our agency contact list to apply for LIHEAP, CHIP, and more.

For more information see the related documents or contact:

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