Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Now Extended, Says Hickernell

Pennsylvania’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is now open until April 2, Rep. Dave Hickernell announced today.


The LIHEAP program is administered by the Department of Public Welfare (DPW) and helps income-eligible households pay for heat during the winter months.


The original closing date of the LIHEAP program was March 15, but circumstances have allowed the program to continue until April 2.  The cash grant amounts have also increased by $100.


DPW anticipates helping approximately 600,000 families with cash grants during the 2009-10 program year.


Applications will be available at the Lancaster County Assistance Office at (717) 299-7543.  Applications are also available from local utility companies and community service agencies, such as Area Agencies on Aging or community action agencies.  LIHEAP cash grant applications are available online at compass.state.pa.us.


For complete eligibility requirements and additional information on LIHEAP, visit Hickernell’s Web site at RepHickernell.com and click on “LIHEAP Information.”


Rep. Dave Hickernell
98th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

(717) 367-5525

(717) 684-5525

(717) 783-2076

Contact:  Sean Yeakle

House Republican Public Relations
(717) 787-3406