The MEO (LIHEAP) provides energy credits for heating and/or cooling assistance to low-income households (150% of the federal poverty level, e.g. $45,195 for a family of four) throughout Maui County. This is a one-time payment to offset utility bill (electric or gas) expenses in one of two ways:
- The Energy Crisis Intervention (ECI) program assists low-income households in crisis. These are households where the electric or gas service has been disconnected or will be terminated and the household has received a disconnect notice from the utility company. Applications for ECI are accepted year-round, however, the monthly subsidy amount is limited.
- The Energy Credit (EC) program assists low-income households who are not in crisis and due to limited resources need assistance with bill payment for the heating and cooling of their residence.
- *The Application period for EC program is June 1-30, 2020.*
For safety and convenience during the ongoing pandemic, we discourage in-office appointments.
If you need assistance during the application process, call or email for an appointment. MEO staff are available at offices located on Maui island, including Hana, Molokai, and Lanai.
If you need to have documents copied to complete your application, drive-in service is available at the Wailuku office Mon – Fri from 8am to 5pm, excluding holidays. You don’t even need to get out of your car. MEO staff will come to you! Copy service is also available in Hana and on Molokai and Lanai
Applications are available online at www.meoinc.org. Completed applications may be dropped off or mailed to the MEO at 99 Mahalani St. Wailuku, HI 96793, or you may call any of the following:
- Wailuku 808-249-2970
- Hana: 808-243-4342
- Molokai: 808-553-3216
For more information contact Cassi Yamashita at [email protected] or call 249-2970.