April 6, 2018 – The deadline for Pennsylvanians to apply for Low Income Energy Assistance Program funding has been extended until April 13. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced in a news release that the program will be extended by a week due to, “the long grip of winter.”
“Hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable were able to heat their homes this winter because of LIHEAP,” Wolf said. “By keeping the program open longer, we hope to provide additional assistance to those who are struggling to keep their family warm.”
LIHEAP benefits in Pennsylvania include heating assistance and crisis assistance in the form of a cash grant sent directly to the utility provider or fuel vendor. Some households are eligible for both types of assistance. Details of those qualification can be found on the LIHEAP Clearinghouse website.
In addition to proof of household size and income, applicants must provide a recent bill from their fuel vendor or utility provider verifying the type of fuel used and their customer status.
To learn more about LIHEAP in your state, visit the LIHEAP Clearinghouse.
Sources: media reports