Federal program offers energy assistance for home heating

Home heating system

Home heating system

The state’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is now accepting applications for home heating assistance grants.

LIHEAP is a federally funded program that helps individuals and families pay their heating bills through home heating energy assistance grants. It also provides crisis grants to help in the event of an emergency or if a resident is in danger of losing his or her heat due to broken equipment, lack of fuel or termination of utility service.

The income eligibility guidelines for LIHEAP are set at 150 percent of the federal poverty level income. For an individual, the income limit is $17,820; for a couple, the limit is $24,030; and for a family of four, it is $36,450.

Residents may apply for LIHEAP online or by contacting the York County Assistance Office at 846-2210. For additional information or to apply online, please visit RepGabler.com, and go to “Shopping for Energy” on the left navigation bar.

Source: PA Department of Human Services