Increases In PA LIHEAP Funding Effective This Week
February 26, 2023
Last week the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) announced details regarding the increase of Crisis Maximum LIHEAP grants from $1,000 to $2,000. The change will be effective on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. Any Crisis requests processed on or after that date will check against a $2,000 maximum instead of $1,000.
DHS previously announced a $150 increase in Supplemental Funding will be issued to eligible households on March 1, 2023. Both changes are a part of a mid-season increase in LIHEAP funding due to additional federal appropriations. The PPA actively serves on the LIHEAP Advisory Committee (LAC) to represent the interests of deliverable fuel vendors and consumers.