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Pennsylvania’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to Open Nov. 2, Says Petri
Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks) announced today that Pennsylvania’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will begin accepting applications for cash grants Nov. 2. Crisis grants will be available on Jan. 4, 2010.

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 will be available at the Bucks County Assistance Offices at 1214 New Rodgers Rd., Bristol, or you may call (215) 781-3393. Applications are also available from local utility companies and community service agencies, such as Area Agencies on Aging or community action agencies. LIHEAP cash grant applications are available online at

Income eligibility for cash grants begins at $33,075 for a family of four.

For complete eligibility requirements and additional information on LIHEAP, visit Petri’s Web site at and click on “LIHEAP Information.”

Rep. Scott Petri
178th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
(215) 364-3414
(717) 787-9033
Member Site:
Contact: Donna Pinkham
(717) 260-6452
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