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DHSS Press Release

Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498

Date: February 3, 2015


NEW CASTLE (Feb. 3, 2015) - On Friday, Feb. 13, beginning at 11 a.m., the Delaware Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will host a Community Celebration for the Program Partners who administer energy assistance programs. The celebration will be held at Junior Achievement of Delaware, 522 S. Walnut St. Wilmington. LIHEAP also will unveil a new space that will engage and encourage youth and the community to learn about the importance of energy conservation at Junior Achievement of Delaware.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded program for eligible families that need support in meeting their home energy costs. The Department of Health and Social Services' Division of State Service Centers (DSSC) administers this program on a contractual basis with community partners such as Catholic Charities, First State Community Action Agency and Interfaith Community Housing of Delaware.

In Delaware, LIHEAP is commonly referred to as the Delaware Energy Assistance Program (DEAP). DEAP has several components, which include:

For more information about the Delaware Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, visit

Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.