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!

Program Benefits


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.

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