Pennsylvania’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) To Open Nov. 1, Says Toepel

Rep. Marcy Toepel (R-Montgomery) announced today that Pennsylvania’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will begin accepting applications for cash grants Nov. 1. Crisis grants will be available on Jan. 3, 2011.


LIHEAP helps low-income people pay their heating bills through home energy assistance grants and crisis grants.  Cash grants are awarded based on household income, family size, type of heating fuel and region.  Crisis grants are provided in the event of a heating emergency, including broken heating equipment or leaking lines that must be fixed or replaced, lack of fuel, termination of utility service or danger of being without fuel or of having utility service terminated.  In most counties, assistance with home heating crisis situations is available 24 hours a day.


Applications may be obtained by contacting the Montgomery County Assistance Office at 610-272-1752. Applications are also available from local utility companies and community service agencies, such as Area Agencies on Aging or community action agencies. 


For complete eligibility requirements and additional information on LIHEAP, visit Toepel’s website at and choose the “LIHEAP Home Heating Assistance Information” button.


Rep. Marcy Toepel
147th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
(610) 287-4181
(717) 787-9501

Contact:  Joseph Pistorio

(717) 787-2932

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