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 $200-$1000 to help with heating costs. The 2020-2021 program opens on November 1, 2020 and is scheduled to close on April 9, 2021. 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 $19,140 for a 1-person household. There are two types of LIHEAP grants available.

LIHEAP Cash Grants vary from $200 to $1000 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 $800.

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:

Lancaster County Assistance Office – 717.299.7543 

832 Manor Street, Lancaster PA 17604

Office hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Dauphin County Assistance Office – 717.265.8919

2432 N 7th Street, Harrisburg PA 17110

Office hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

York County Assistance Office – 800.991.0929

130 N Duke Street, York PA 17405

Office hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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