Heating Assistance Cash Grant Program Now Open

LIHEAP crisis grant applications also being accepted

Pennsylvania’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) cash grant and crisis grant programs are now open, according to Senator Elder Vogel (R-47).

Heating assistance is available in grants of up to $300 and crisis grants of up to $800 through LIHEAP. The amount of each grant is dependent on income, household size, and type of heating fuel. A family of four can earn up to $33,075 and still be eligible for the program. LIHEAP’s crisis grant program assists families experiencing heating emergencies — such as a broken furnace, fuel shortage or utility termination.

Additional information and applications for LIHEAP grants are available at Senator Vogel’s offices at 488 Adams Street in Rochester, and 301 Central Building, 101 South Mercer Street in New Castle. Applications are also available at county assistance offices, local utility companies and community service agencies. To reach County Assistance Offices for more information, Beaver County residents may call (724) 773-7495 and Lawrence County residents should call (724) 656-3021.

During the 2008-09 LIHEAP season, approximately 547,000 families were helped through cash grants and more than 202,000 families received crisis assistance.

CONTACT: Owen Thomas
(717) 787-3076

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