LIHEAP (Energy Assistance, Utility Help, Crisis Program) - Lycoming

Lycoming County Assistance Office

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General Information
Description of ServiceThe Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as LIHEAP, helps low-income families pay their heating bills. LIHEAP is a grant that offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat. Customers do not need to have an unpaid bill to qualify and do not need to be public assistance recipients.
The deadline for applications has been extended until April 26, 2013.
Geographical AreaLycoming County
Intake ProcedureWalk in, call or visit web site.
Intake RequirementsTo apply, you will need: Names of people in your household, Dates of birth for all household members, Social Security Numbers for all household members, Proof of income for all household members, A recent heating bill
Helpful TipsLIHEAP Crisis Grants are available beginning in January for emergency situations, such as:
  • Broken heating equipment or leaking lines that must be fixed or replaced.
  • Lack of fuel.
  • Termination of utility service.
  • Danger of being without fuel or of having utility service terminated.
  • Assistance with energy emergency situations is available 24 hours a day.

To apply for crisis grants, complete an online application on the COMPASS Web site, or paper applications are available at your local county assistance office, or interested applicants may download and print an application from the DPW Web site (Click "For Adults"). Eligibility is based on household size and income. Those with a heating emergency who have already received a cash grant this year do not need to complete another application. They should call their local county assistance office to request the crisis grant.
Client Information
Target PopulationLow-Income
Age GroupAdults
EligibilityClick here to see eligibility information for this program.
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesFree
Hours of Operation Weekdays, 7:30am to 5:00pm
Contact Information
Contact's Phone 570-327-3497
Physical Site Address 1 400 Little League Boulevard
Physical Site City, State, Zip Williamsport, PA 17703-0127
Mailing Address 1 P.O. Box 127
Mailing City, State, Zip Williamsport, PA 17703-0127
Main Phone 570-327-3300
Hotline Phone 866-857-7095
Other Phone 877-867-4014
Fax 570-321-6501
Web Address
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Affiliated Program: Lycoming County Assistance Office
This Service: LIHEAP (Energy Assistance, Utility Help, Crisis Program) - Lycoming
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Electric Service Payment Assistance (BV-8900.9300-180)
Furnaces (BM-3000.0500-230)
Gas Service Payment Assistance (BV-8900.9300-250)
Heating Fuel Payment Assistance (BV-8900.9300-300)
Low Income (YL-3300.4500)