November 2, 2022

2022-23 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Application Period Open

The application period for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which helps low-income households pay some energy costs associated with heating their home, opened November 1, 2022.

LIHEAP is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. LIHEAP provides a cash grant during the heating season to help families pay their electric bill.

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 a family’s bill. These grants range from $200 to $1,000 based on household size, income, and fuel type.


Applicants must meet income guidelines for 2022-2023.

  • One-person household: $20,385

  • Two-person household: $27,465

  • Three-person household: $34,545

  • Four-person household: $41,625

  • Five-person household: $48,705

  • Six-person household: $55,785

  • Seven-person household: $62,865

  • Eight-person household: $69,945

  • Nine-person household: $77,025

  • Ten-person household: $84,105

  • For every additional person: Add $7,080

Applicants must have proof of income for each adult in the household, a copy of their most recent utility bill, and the social security number of each adult in the household (and child, if possible).


Applications can be submitted:

The LIHEAP application period for both cash and crisis grants will remain open until April 28, 2023. For additional information, please visit the PA Department of Human Services website.

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