Pennsylvania's Low-Income Heat Energy Assistance Program Accepting Grant Applications
Pennsylvania’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will begin accepting applications for cash grants on Nov. 1. Crisis grants will also be available on that date.
LIHEAP helps low-income people pay their heating bills through home energy assistance grants and crisis grants. Cash grants are awarded based on household income, family size, type of heating fuel and region. Crisis grants are provided in the event of a heating emergency, including broken heating equipment or leaking lines that must be fixed or replaced, lack of fuel, termination of utility service or danger of being without fuel or of having utility service terminated. In most counties, assistance with home heating crisis situations is available 24 hours a day.
Applications will be available at the Montgomery County Assistance Office at 1931 New Hope Street in Norristown or by calling 610-272-1752. Applications are also available from local utility companies and community service agencies, such as Area Agencies on Aging or community action agencies.
Income eligibility for cash grants begins at $33,525 for a family of four.