Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Extended Again, Says Hess

Pennsylvania’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is now open until April 16, Rep. Dick Hess (R-Bedford/Fulton/Huntingdon) announced today.


“Due to the colder temperatures that have gripped our region recently, I am pleased this program has been extended to assist low-income families keep their homes warm,” Hess said.


The LIHEAP program is administered by the Department of Public Welfare (DPW) and helps income-eligible households pay for heat during the winter months.


The LIHEAP program was scheduled to close April 2, but the program has been extended another two weeks to end April 16.


Hess noted that DPW has helped nearly 500,000 families through cash and crisis grants since the program opened last November for the current season.


Applications are available at the Bedford County Assistance Office at 105 North Street, Bedford, telephone 1-800-542-8584; the Fulton County Assistance Office at 539 Fulton Drive, McConnellsburg, telephone 1-800-222-8563; or the Huntingdon County Assistance Office at 7591 Lake Raystown Shopping Center, Huntingdon, telephone 1-800-237-7674.  LIHEAP cash grant applications are available online at compass.state.pa.us.


“Those who believe they are eligible for assistance with their heating bills are encouraged to apply,” Hess said.


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


Rep. Dick Hess
78th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

(814) 623-9097
(717) 787-7076

Contact:  Tim Eller

House Republican Public Relations


(717) 260-6242

Member site:  DickHess.com

Caucus Site:  PAHouseGop.com

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