LIHEAP Crisis Grants Available

LIHEAP

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Crisis Grant program opened on January 2nd. LIHEAP crisis grants are available to address heating emergencies like broken heating equipment, a lack of fuel, or a danger of being without fuel. If you need to apply for the crisis grant, you can apply online at www.compass.state.pa.us. You may also apply through a paper application, which can be downloaded from DPW’s website or picked up from one of my district offices.

In Allegheny County, all LIEHAP crisis grant requests are now being handled by the Allegheny County Assistance Office and not the Department of Human Services. If you have questions about the LIHEAP crisis grant you can also call 1-800-622-3527. The income limits are as follows:

Household Size

Income Limit

1

$16,755

2

$22,695

3

$28,635

4

$34,575

5

$40,515

6

$46,455

7

$52,395

8

$58,335

9

$64,275

10

$70,215