The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program LIHEAP is a federal program that provides financial heating assistance to qualified households in the form of grants. 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 company 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 approximately 50,000 PECO customers totaling more than $22 million in assistance.
If you have questions about an application that you completed and submitted, please contact your local county assistance office or call 1-866-857-7095.
LIHEAP Cash Minimum grant: $500 Maximum grant: $1,500 LIHEAP Crisis Minimum grant: $25 Maximum grant: $1,200
LIHEAP benefits are calculated on income, household size, the fuel source and the heating region where you live within PA.
To find out how much you may be eligible for here click here Pennsylvania Department of Human Services- LIHEAP Benefit Table (state.pa.us)
To apply to the LIHEAP, click here.