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Rep. Cartwright: Relief Available to Help PA Families Cover Energy Costs This Winter

Federal Investments Will Help Hardworking Pennsylvanians Afford Heating, Utility Costs and Energy Repairs

Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that assistance is available to help hardworking Pennsylvania families with energy costs this winter through the Department of Health and Human Services’ Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). As Americans continue to deal with the impacts of the pandemic, LIHEAP grantees will be able to use the funding to help more than 5 million households nationwide stay warm this winter, cover utility costs and pay for energy repairs.

Local families who need assistance should click HERE to learn more about LIHEAP in Pennsylvania.

“Heat in the winter is an essential here in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and families should not have to worry about how they’re going to stay warm through the colder months,” said Rep. Cartwright. “As hardworking Pennsylvanians continue to recover from the pandemic, this investment will help everyday Americans afford energy costs and pay for much-needed repairs.”

These LIHEAP funds are in addition to $297,671,482 Pennsylvania received in May from the American Rescue Plan to help cover energy costs during the summer months.

Click HERE to learn more about the LIHEAP allocations.