PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The cold weather has started to settle in around western Pennsylvania, which means heating bills will be on the rise.

For low-income families, paying the heating bill is a major concern, but there is help available.

Beginning on Nov. 1, applications for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program were made available.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, LIHEAP is “grant that offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.”

You can apply to the program in person, online or by mailing in a form. Click the links below for more information about the program:

For any other questions visit the Department of Human Welfare’s website or call 1-866-857-7095

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