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LIHEAP​ is a grant based program to help low-income families pay their heating bills. The grant is sent directly to the utility company to help pay for your heating expenses. You must meet specific income guidelines to be eligible.

How to Apply

Contact your local County Assistance Office to apply for LIHEAP Cash Grant Funding.

  • Mifflin County:   (717) 248-6746
  • Juniata County: (717) 436-2158


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

LIHEAP Crisis Grant

In addition to the LIHEAP cash program, households experiencing a heating crisis may be eligible for additional benefits through the LIHEAP crisis program.

Additional money may be available if you have an emergency situation and are in jeopardy of losing your heat.
Emergency situations include:
  • Broken heating equipment or leaking lines that must be fixed or replaced
  • Lack of fuel
  • The main heating source or second heating source (a source that is used to operate the main heating source or used if the main heating source is not working) has been completely shut-off
  • Danger of being without fuel (less than a 15 day supply) or of having utility service terminated (received a notice that service will be shut off within the next 60 days) 

Energy Bank is only available during the heating season.

Need a Place to Stay

A warm or cool center is a place that people in need can go to find refuge during extreme weather conditions. If you are in need of a warm or cool place to stay, please contact a shelter on the following list for help.


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