As released by the Office of Senator Rob Teplitz:
State Sen. Rob Teplitz today announced that residents in need of home heating assistance can apply for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) beginning on Nov. 4.
The federally funded LIHEAP offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company.
“As temperatures dip, it’s important that individuals and families are prepared for the winter months ahead,” said Teplitz (D-Dauphin/York). “LIHEAP can assist struggling homeowners and renters so that they aren’t left in the cold, so I urge individuals to apply staring Nov. 4.”
Grants are based on household income — $17,235 for an individual homeowner or renter, or $35,325 for a family of four. In addition to proof of income and household size, applicants must provide a recent heating bill.
For more information or for an application, visit www.compass.state.pa.us, call the toll-free hotline at 1-866-857-7095, or contact the Dauphin County Assistance Office, located at 2432 N. 7th St. in Harrisburg, at 717-265-8919 or the York County Assistance Office, located at 130 N. Duke St. in York, at 1-800-991-0929.
Teplitz said constituents can also contact his district offices in Harrisburg at 717-232-2937 or Halifax at 717- 896-7714 for LIHEAP application assistance.