Programs & Services


The Pennsylvania Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally-funded program that helps low income households pay their heating bills through energy assistance grants.

LIHEAP is administered by the Department of Public Welfare and consists of three components:

  1. cash benefits to help eligible low-income households pay for their home-heating fuel;
  2. crisis payments, if needed, to resolve weather-related, supply shortage, and other household energy-related emergencies; and
  3. energy conservation and weatherization measures to address long-range solutions to the home-heating problems of low-income households.

LIHEAP is not a public assistance program. Eligible low-income households will not have liens placed on their property, nor will other assets affect their eligibility for LIHEAP benefits. In addition, eligibility for public assistance and grant amounts is not affected by receipt of LIHEAP benefits.

For more information, visit the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, call the LIHEAP hotline at 1-866-857-7095, or contact the local county assistance office:

Pike County Assistance Office
Milford Professional Park
Suite 101
10 Buist Road
Milford, PA 18377

Phone: 570-296-6114
Fax: 570-296-4183

Save time, apply online.

Use COMPASS to apply for LIHEAP at any time, from home, a library or any location with Internet access. Apply at