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:
- LIHEAP Application
- County Assistance Office Contact Information
- Department Of Human Welfare LIHEAP Information
- LIHEAP Brochure
- Eligibility Requirements
- LIHEAP Policy Handbook
- LIHEAP State Plan
For any other questions visit the Department of Human Welfare’s website or call 1-866-857-7095