November 2nd marked the first day of enrollment for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Plan (LIHEAP), a federally funded program administered by Pennsylvania, and Gov. Tom Wolf was joined by other state officials and energy-sector partners to bring awareness to the availability of the program.
For this year’s iteration of the program, Pennsylvania will get about $182 million of $3 billion in available federal funding to administer the grant program, the individual amount of which will be determined based upon an approximated number of participants.
Last year approximately 400,000 households in Pennsylvania participated in the program.
“This is what neighbors do for neighbors,” said Gov. Wolf at a program kick-off event at Harrisburg’s Hamilton Health Center.