The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps low-income families pay their heating bills. Households in immediate danger of being without heat can also qualify for crisis grants.  The cash grant is a one-time payment sent directly to the utility company/fuel provider to be credited on your bill. These grants range from $500 to $1,500 based on household size, income, and fuel type. LIHEAP is a grant. You do not have to repay it. More information can be found on the attached brochure or at the following website LIHEAP (

To receive help…

  • Apply between Oct. 18, 2021 and May 6, 2022.
  • You don’t have to be on public assistance
  • You don’t need to have an unpaid heating bill
  • You can either rent or own your home

How to apply. . .
There are two ways to apply for LIHEAP:

  • Online: Apply for benefits online using COMPASS at COMPASS HHS Home ( the online tool for Pennsylvanians to apply for health and human service programs and manage benefit information.
  • On paper: You can download a paper application (attached to this email), print it, fill it out, and return it to your local county assistance office – find yours at CAO Contact (  After your application is reviewed, you will receive written notice explaining your eligibility and the amount of assistance you will receive. Please allow 30 days for a response.