LIHEAP: Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
The 2020-2021 LIHEAP Program is OPEN and accepting applications until Friday, April 30, 2021.
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 40,000 PECO customers totaling more than $18 million in assistance.
LIHEAP Program Dates
Opens: Monday, November 2, 2020
Closes: Friday, April 30, 2021
Apply now before the assistance runs out!
Minimum grant: $200
Maximum grant: $1,000
Minimum grant: $25
Maximum grant: $800
LIHEAP benefits are calculated on income, household size, the fuel source and the heating region where you live within PA.