News for Immediate Release
Dec. 23, 2013
LIHEAP Crisis Grants Available Beginning Jan. 2 at New Location in
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, crisis grants will be
available beginning Jan. 2 to provide emergency home heating support to those
struggling to heat their home this winter.
Allegheny County residents can apply for LIHEAP crisis
grants at the new crisis grant office location at 914 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, or
call toll-free at 1-800-622-3527.
The LIHEAP crisis grants are in place to address heating
emergencies such as broken heating equipment, a lack of fuel, a danger of being
without fuel, or for individuals who have had their utility service terminated.
The amount of the crisis grant cannot exceed the amount necessary to
resolve the crisis situation. The minimum amount is $25 and the maximum is $500.
Customers can receive more than one crisis grant per season, but it must be applied
to different vendors.
For more information on the LIHEAP program, or to
download an application, visit the Department of Public Welfare's website at
www.dpw.state.pa.us and click on "For Adults."
contact: Kait Gillis, 717-425-7606