Home heating assistance program accepting applications
Enrollment is open for the 2023-2024 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The program helps low-income older adults and families pay their heating bills through a cash grant sent directly to the utility company/fuel provider. Households in immediate danger of being without heat can also qualify for crisis grants. These grants range from $300 to $1,000 based on household size, income, and fuel type and do not have to be repaid.
There are two ways to apply for LIHEAP:
- Online: Apply for benefits online using COMPASS, the online tool for Pennsylvanians to apply for health and human service programs and manage benefit information.
- On paper: You can download a paper application, print it, fill it out, and return it to your local county assistance office.
After your application is reviewed, you will receive written notice explaining your eligibility and the amount of assistance you will receive within 30 days.