Pennsylvania Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program


The Pennsylvania Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps low-income households pay for heating bills through energy assistance grants and crisis grants.

Eligible households could receive grants of $500-$1500 to help with heating costs. The 2021-2022 program opens on October 18, 2021 and is scheduled to close on May 6, 2022. There are three ways to apply for LIHEAP: online application, paper application or in person. Visit the LIHEAP Benefit Amount Table to see how much help your household could receive. The income requirements start at $19,320 for a 1-person household. There are two types of LIHEAP grants available.

LIHEAP Cash Grants vary from $500 to $1500 based on household size, region, income and fuel type. A household is eligible for only one regular LIHEAP grant per heating season.

LIHEAP Crisis Grants are authorized by the County Assistance Office to prevent a household from being without heat. The crisis grant maximum for the season is $1200.

For more information or to apply, visit the LIHEAP Heating Assistance page or call the LIHEAP hotline at 866-857-7095, Monday through Friday.

Below is contact information for local County Assistance Offices and other organizations:

Berks County Assistance Office: 610.736.4228

625 Cherry Street, Reading PA 19602

Office hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Lehigh County Assistance Office: 610.821.6509 

555 Union Blvd, Suite 3, Allentown PA 18109

Office hours: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Montgomery County Assistance Office: 610.272.1752

1931 New Hope Street, Norristown PA 19401

Office hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

United Way: Dial 411