Pennsylvania’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Opens Today, Says Hickernell
HARRISBURG – Rep. Dave Hickernell announced that Pennsylvania’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) began accepting applications for assistance grants today.

LIHEAP helps qualified 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 are available from the Lancaster County Assistance Office in Lancaster City, at 832 Manor Street, 17604. You also may call the office at 717-299-7411.

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.

For complete eligibility requirements and additional information about LIHEAP, visit Hickernell’s website at and click on “LIHEAP Information.”

State Representative Dave Hickernell
98th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Contact: Charles Lardner