Crisis and regular LIHEAP grants began Monday, Nov. 3 and applications are being accepted through April 3, 2015.
LIHEAP is a federally-funded program administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare that helps eligible families pay heating costs to stay warm and safe during the winter months. The program is available to renters and homeowners with eligibility set at 150 percent of the federal poverty rate.
“Last year LIHEAP helped more than 400,000 Pennsylvania families stay warm in their homes,” Department of Public Welfare Secretary Beverly Mackereth said in a news release. “Individuals can apply now rather than wait for a cold spell. We encourage people to apply online so they can avoid lines and traveling. ”
Online applications are available at www.compass.state.pa.us. Paper applications are also available through local county assistance offices, or interested applicants can download and print an application from the department’s website.
For helpful tips on keeping warm throughout the winter while saving money on utility costs, visit www.energysavers.gov.
For more information on the LIHEAP program, or to download an application, visit the Department of Public Welfare website at www.dpw.state.pa.us and click on “For Adults.”
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