LIHEAP is a federal program that provides financial heating assistance to qualified households. The assistance is available to help customers that are at/below 150% of the federal poverty income guidelines and demonstrate a heating burden.
The LIHEAP program provides cash and crisis assistance by a direct payment to your account with a vendor, such as a utility like PECO. LIHEAP allocates a portion of the grant assistance for emergencies that include 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 45,000 PECO customers totaling more than $17 million in assistance.
Program Opens: Monday, November 2, 2020
Program Closes: Friday, April 9, 2021
If you have questions about an application from the 2019-2020 season that you completed and submitted, please contact your local county assistance office or call 1-866-857-7095.
Visit the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services website to learn more about this and other available programs: