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The Delaware Energy Assistance Program (DEAP) is a federally funded program that helps vulnerable populations stay safe and healthy through initiatives that assist households, and individuals, with their energy bills, energy crises, weatherization, and energy-related home repairs. The Division of State Service Centers (DSSC) administers this program on a contractual basis with local agencies. Funding for these programs is provided by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), under the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). DEAP services assist income eligible citizens financially by reducing their costs of energy related expenses. Income eligibility is defined as 60% of Delaware State Median Income (SMI), after Federal and local taxes have been deducted. LIHEAP is a supplemental payment program and is not designed to cover all the heating cost. DEAP has several programs of assistance which include:
Information to websites where you can apply for assistance for Winter Heating Fuel Assistance, Crisis Assistance, Summer Cooling Assistance Program and Weatherization Assistance Program.
Individuals may apply for benefits online for LIHEAP and other programs, at any time during the day or night from a home, library, healthcare clinic, community center or any location with internet access.
Click here for LIHEAP Assistance. You may also call the following phone numbers for assistance:
For Energy Assistance in New Castle County, call 302-654-9295.
For Energy Assistance in Kent County, call 302-674-1782.
For Energy Assistance in Sussex County, call 302-856-6310.
For assistance in completing a Heating application, please contact (302) 397-8408 and/or visit 19 Lambson Lane Rosehill Community, Center Suite A 109, New Castle, DE 19720
Contact Delaware Energy Assistance Program for information on how to apply for Energy assistance.
800 North King Street
King Street Plaza Suite 202
Wilmington, DE 19801
Fax: (302) 467-2521 Fax
Weatherization Assistance Program
The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, DNREC, offers a free Weatherization Assistance Program to help establish comfortable, energy-saving homes. This program is run through the Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy, helps homeowners and renters cut their energy bills by weatherproofing and improving the energy efficiency of their homes. If you have any questions, please call us at 302-735-3480 and ask for Weatherization program.
Summer Cooling Assistance Program
Information on where you can apply for assistance for Summer Cooling Assistance Program.
308 N. Railroad Ave.
Georgetown, DE 19947
From the main website, click on "Get Started" and then select "Summer Cooling (Air Conditioner) Program."
For additional information, you may also, contact:
Division of State Service Centers
Herman Holloway Campus
Charles Debnam Building - Office of Community Services
1901 North DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720
Phone: (302) 255-9875
Fax (302) 255-4463