The Powhatan Renape Nation's LIHEAP Program
LIHEAP stands for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The Powhatan Renape Nation receives a grant from the Federal Government each year which helps American Indian Families heat their homes during the cold, harsh, winter months. Assistance checks are sent directly to the fuel companies on behalf of the eligible clients. Sending the checks in this manner is extremely efficient, as the fuel vendors quickly receive the money, thus enabling the eligible families to receive the maximum benefit from the assistance.

Each year, over 840 American Indian people are served. We received our first LIHEAP grant in October 1985 (for FY 1986) and we hope to continue serving the American Indian population in the coming years. Due to recent funding cuts, the Powhatan Renape Nation is struggling to continue to meet the needs of those families who cannot afford heat.