Central Heating Improvement Program (CHIP)

The Central Heating Improvement Program (CHIP), funded by MaineHousing,  provides grants to repair or replace central heating systems that serve low-income households.  CHIP funds may only be used to repair or replace dangerous, malfunctioning, or inoperable heating systems that pose a threat to health and safety.  Only the primary heating source for the home is eligible for this funding.

Award Information:
  • Up to $3,000 may be awarded towards repair or replacement of central heating systems.  This benefit is only available to homeowners.
  • An award of up to $300 may be available for rental properties occupied by tenants who qualify for the Low-income Heating Assistance Program (LiHEAP)
  • Those who apply for LiHEAP are automatically considered for this program.

Eligibility Requirements:

You may be eligible to receive CHIP funds if:

To Learn More:

For a full description of the eligibility requirements and to determine whether you qualify, contact Shannon Bean at the Bangor office: 207-974-2407 or 1-800-215-4942.

Funding for the Central Heating Improvement Program is provided by MaineHousing

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