Local Legislators Announce Opening of LIHEAP Program

HARRISBURG – The state’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is now accepting applications for home heating assistance grants, according to Reps. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) and Tommy Sankey (R-Clearfield/Cambria).

LIHEAP is a federally-funded program that helps individuals and families pay their heating bills through home heating energy assistance grants. It also provides crisis grants to help in the event of an emergency or if a resident is in danger of losing their heat due to broken equipment, lack of fuel or termination of utility service.

The income eligibility guidelines for LIHEAP are set at 150 percent of the federal poverty level income. For an individual, the income limit is $17,820; for a couple, the limit is $24,030; and for a family of four, it is $36,450.

Residents may apply for LIHEAP online or by contacting the Cambria County Assistance Office at 814-533-2491, the Clearfield County Assistance Office at 814-765-7591 or the Elk County Assistance Office at 814-772-5215.

For additional information or to apply online, visit www.RepGabler.com or www.RepSankey.com, and go to “Shopping for Energy” on the left navigation bar.

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