WYOMING — The Wyoming Department of Family Services has extended the deadline for applying for assistance in home heating through the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) for the 2020-2021 season.

The program helps income-eligible households cover the costs of heat. Wyoming residents now have until March 31, 2021 to apply.

“We extended the application period for this season only for two reasons,” says LIEAP manager Brenda Ilg. “First, we expect there to be continued cold weather, and we are seeing some increases in home heating costs. Second, we are still feeling the economic impacts from the Coronavirus Pandemic.”

To get a LIEAP application, visit https://www.lieapwyo.org/forms-and-application.html and print one, or complete the online application or call 800-246-4221 and ask that an application be mailed to you.

Applications must be postmarked on or before March 31, 2021.

“It’s a great program that helps ease the burden for many struggling Wyoming families and elders,” Ilg says. “We’re glad to extend it and hope to help more people through the remaining winter months.”

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Jacob Gore was born and raised in Cheyenne, the capital city of Wyoming. As a proud Wyomingite, he loves to share his home with visitors from around the world. Spending years in Jackson and Alaska as an interpretive nature guide, he remains a photographer, traveler, storyteller, and avid hobbyist of all-things outdoors. Jacob enjoys bridging the connection between Jackson and the rest of the state.