LIHEAP Program Set to Open Nov. 2, Says Sonney
HARRISBURG – The state’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will begin accepting applications for home heating assistance this Monday, Nov. 2, Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Harborcreek) said today.

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 $17,655, and for a family of four, it is $36,375.

Residents may apply for LIHEAP online by visiting Sonney’s website,, and going to “Shopping for Energy” on the left navigation bar. They may also do so by contacting the Erie County Assistance Office at (814) 461-2002.

Representative Curt Sonney
4th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Scott Little

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