For Immediate Release
November 30, 2011
Contact: Sally Kohr
Heating Assistance Grant Applications Available Now
HARRISBURG – Families who are struggling with rising fuel costs can apply now
for the state's Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), according to
Senator Richard Alloway II (R-33).
LIHEAP offers grants to help low-income families pay heating bills. The
program also provides crisis grants for families who experience heating
emergencies, such as a broken furnace, fuel shortage or utility termination. The
amount of each grant is dependent on income, household size, type of heating
fuel and region of the state. A family of four can earn up to $33,525 and still
be eligible for the program.
"Energy costs are typically higher during the coldest months of the year,
placing an enormous strain on family budgets," Alloway said. "I strongly
encourage district residents to learn more about this program to receive relief
from high utility costs this winter."
Applications for cash grants are available now by contacting one of the
following county assistance offices: Adams County (717) 334-6241 or toll-free
1-800-638-6816, Franklin County (717) 264-6121 or toll-free 1-800-921-8839, or
York County (717) 771-1100 or toll-free 1-800-991-0929.
Individuals with Internet access may also apply electronically via the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Access to Social Services (COMPASS) website at