Pennsylvania LIHEAP Opens Nov. 1

October 31st, 2016


Home heating costs are a big part of every household’s budget. Combined with increasing food and gas prices, staying warm all through this winter could be very difficult. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded program available to help eligible customers in Pennsylvania with their heating bills. This season, LIHEAP applications will be accepted from November 1, 2016, through March 31, 2017.

Customers can apply for components of LIHEAP online through the State Department of Health and Human Services COMPASS website, at county assistance offices, via mail with a paper application, and through their utility company. In the winter, funds can be used to pay for any home heating source including natural gas, electric, home heating oil, propane, kerosene, wood and coal. In rare instances, funds can also be used to pay water bills where customers have specific types of boilers, certain types of steam heat, or other uncommon water heating systems.

As part of our guidelines, Dollar Energy Fund requires customers seeking grants to apply for LIHEAP funds first if they are eligible, while the program is open. LIHEAP program funding and eligibility varies by state.

For more information, please download this informational brochure or visit the PA Dept. of Human Services website.

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