LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)
Aside from offering its own assistance programs, Columbia Gas serves as a link to federal funds that provide financial help to cover residential heating costs. The funds are available between November 1, 2012 and April 26, 2013 and are distributed as energy grants. Guidelines change with each new heating season and focus primarily on household size and income level. Columbia Gas has current information on eligibility and program details. Call the LIHEAP Hotline at 1-800-272-2714.
Heating Season 2012-2013 Income Guidelines (150 percent of poverty level)
| Household Size |
| Maximum Income |
| $16,755 |
| 2 || $22,695 |
| 3 || $28,635 |
| 4 || $34,575 |
| 5 || $40,515 |
Each additional person add $ 5,940.
Download an application. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download a LIHEAP application. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer, click here and follow the on-screen instructions to install the free software.
Be sure to apply in the county in which you live. For a listing of County Assistance Office telephone numbers, or to learn more about LIHEAP, visit the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare website.