Heating Bill Overwhelming? Get Connected. Get Help.

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is designed to provide grants to assist with covering heating bills or addressing energy-related issues, including broken heating equipment, leaking lines, or a lack of fuel. For detailed information on eligibility criteria and restrictions, please contact your local County Assistance Office (CAO).

To apply for the grant, you have several options:

  1. Apply online by visiting this link: www.compass.state.pa.us.
  2. Alternatively, you can request an application by calling 1-866-857-7095.
  3. Visit your local County Assistance Office (CAO) in person.

When applying, you will need to provide the following information:

  • Names of all individuals in your household
  • Their respective dates of birth
  • Social Security Numbers
  • Proof of income
  • Recent heating bills

LIHEAP offers two types of assistance:

  • Cash grants: There are one-time payments sent directly to your energy company or furl provider, with amounts ranging from $300 – $1,000 based on household income and size.
  • Crisis grants: These are available for emergencies, such as the loss of heat. You can receive multiple payments until reaching the maximum benefit of $1,000.

Please contact your local CAO for income guidelines.

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