Consumer and Business
- California firm issues nationwide fruit recall
- Feds pick Sun Air to fly from Blair Co. airport
- Russia's Severstal selling US plants for $2.3B
- 6 local airports receiving funding
- Pa. Turnpike Commission warns of E-ZPass scam
- State-owned schools see 3 percent tuition jump
- Penn State, Pitt top US public school tuition list
- PLCB warns of exploding bottles sold at state stores
- Commission OKs another boost in Pa. Turnpike tolls
- Penelec bills to rise about 12 percent in June
- Johnstown Wire Technologies sold
- Meadows reopens flagship store in Blair Co.
- Michaels confirms breach of as many as 2.6M cards
- Distillery bringing moonshine to Jefferson Co.
- High number of complaints recorded by Pa. officials
- High electric bill complaints continue to grow
- Utility company warns of scammers in Blair County
- Variable-rates to blame for high electric bills
- Summer flights to begin between State College and Atlanta
- Better Business Bureau warns of 'One Ring' Scam
- LIHEAP offering help with heating bills
LIHEAP offering help with heating bills
Updated: Friday, January 24 2014, 05:27 AM EST
By: Kerri Corrado
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- With the area not being able to shake this cold winter weather, some people may be in need of assistance to keep their homes warm throughout the remainder of the winter months.
The low-income home energy assistance program (LIHEAP) is helping families pay for their heating bills.
LIHEAP sends grants to utility providers to offset the heating bills based on income requirements.
LIHEAP also has a crisis component if you are in danger of having no heat, whether you have less than 15 days of fuel, your utility service threatened to shut off heat, or your heating equipment broke.
LIHEAP representatives says they received 380,000 applications statewide, but there is still money available for people who may need assistance.
To see if you qualify you can go to your local LIHEAP office or apply online here, or call 866-857-7095.