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LIHEAP: Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

The 2018-2019 LIHEAP Program is OPEN and accepting applications

LIHEAP is a federal program that provides assistance to individuals who are having trouble paying their electric, natural gas or other heating bills. The LIHEAP program provides cash and crisis assistance by a direct payment to a vendor, such as a utility like PECO. LIHEAP also has money allocated for emergencies including reinstating service that has been shut-off for non-payment, fuel payments, and repairing leaking pipes and broken furnaces.

Homeowners, renters, roomers and subsidized housing tenants may be eligible. Last year LIHEAP helped over 40,000 PECO customers totaling more than $16 million in assistance.

LIHEAP Program Dates

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - Friday, April 12, 2019

Apply now before the assistance runs out!



Minimum grant: $200
Maximum grant: $1,000


Minimum grant: $25
Maximum grant: $600

Apply for Assistance

Contact your local County Assistance Office (CAO) by phone or in person.
Call the LIHEAP Client Helpline at 1-866-857-7095
Apply online at

Click here for a LIHEAP application (English)
Click here for a LIHEAP application (Spanish)

If you have questions about an application that you completed and submitted, please contact your local county assistance office or call 1-866-857-7095.

Assistance Eligibility (2018-2019)

Grants are based on household size, income, and the type of fuel used. To be eligible, the total household income cannot exceed 150 percent of the Federal poverty income guidelines.

Household Size AnnualMonthly
For each additional person, add:$6,480$540.00

Get More Information

Visit the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare Web site to learn more about this and other available programs:

LIHEAP Brochure

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program logo

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