The Pennsylvania Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally-funded program that helps low income households pay their heating bills through energy assistance grants.

LIHEAP is administered by the Department of Public Welfare and consists of three components:  See them here..

  1. Cash benefits to help eligible low-income households pay for their home-heating fuel;
  2. Crisis payments, if needed, to resolve weather-related, supply shortage, and other household energy-related emergencies; and
  3. Energy conservation and weatherization measures to address long-range solutions to the home-heating problems of low-income households.

LIHEAP is not a public assistance program. Eligible low-income households will not have an effect on their eligibility for public assistance and grant amounts is not affected by receipt of LIHEAP benefits.

Click here to see if you are eligible: http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/foradults/heatingassistanceliheap/homeheatingassistanceliheapeligibility/

To apply click here: http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/foradults/heatingassistanceliheap/index.htm

Other Energy Assistance Programs: http://www.puc.state.pa.us/consumer_info/electricity/energy_assistance_programs.aspx

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