The new Low Income Household Water Assistance Program provides financial relief to families for water and wastewater bills. Eligible households statewide can receive up to $750 for water service reconnection, current and past due bills.
The program is administered through the Jefferson-Franklin Community Action Corporation (JFCAC)
LIHWAP is a program to assist low-income households with payment of their drinking water and/or wastewater (sewer) bills. Funded by a Federal block grant program; it provides a one-time payment up to $750 per program year.
LIHWAP funding can be used to pay for the following:
- Current Bills
- Past due bills
- Disconnection fees, and
- Reconnection fees.
You may be eligible if you are the person responsible for paying your water and sewer bill, and your household meets all of the following requirements:
- If you are a Missouri resident.
- If you are a United States Citizen.
- If your household has $3,000 or less in your bank accounts, retirement accounts, or investments.
- If your household meets specific income guidelines based on your household size.
For more information about the program, eligibility requirements and application instructions, please visit: https://mydss.mo.gov/utility-assistance/lihwap
or contact the Jefferson-Franklin Community Action Corporation (JFCAC)