Pennsylvania receiving an additional $19 million for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is announcing an additional $19,353,129 in federal funding to help low-income families and seniors with their home energy costs through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), bringing Pennsylvania’s LIHEAP total over the past year to $503,242,791.
“Pennsylvania has received a record-breaking half a billion dollars in the past year to help families afford their energy costs, thanks in part to the American Rescue Plan and the infrastructure law,” said Senator Casey. “For low-income families across Pennsylvania whose budgets are being squeezed even tighter by inflation, this is welcome relief knowing they can keep their homes warm in the winter and cool this upcoming summer.”
Today’s release is the fourth LIHEAP funding release over the past year. In May 2021, Pennsylvania received $297,671,482 in LIHEAP funding from the American Rescue Plan. Pennsylvania also received $182,800,295 in LIHEAP funding in the regular appropriations process for the first 4.5 months of FY22. Pennsylvania then received $3,417,885 in LIHEAP funding in January 2022 from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Today’s announcement of $19,353,129—from the FY22 appropriations bill passed last month—brings Pennsylvania’s total to more than half a billion dollars. This is the largest investment in the LIHEAP program in a single year since the program was established in 1981.
Pennsylvania families can see if they qualify for LIHEAP and apply here.