If you have a limited income but pay high energy bills, our weatherization program may be able to help you cut those costs and make your home more comfortable in all temperatures.
An energy auditor will inspect your home and recommend certain measures such as caulking windows, weather-stripping doors, insulating the attic, or tuning the heater. The result? Your energy bills will be lower and you will be warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer!
The weatherization program is FREE to eligible applicants. The program may be funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the Bucks County Opportunity Council. There is no charge to apply or for weatherization services.
LIHEAP is the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program which provides grants for fuel and free heater repair during the heating season.
There are two types of LIHEAP assistance for which you may be eligible. In some cases, an individual household may be eligible for both LIHEAP grants.
1. Cash Grant Assistance – A cash grant for fuel, including electric ($100-$1000).
2. CRISIS Assistance – For those who are without heat or in immediate danger of being without heat (up to $500). CRISIS services also include free repair of your broken heater, assistance with preventing electric shut-off, and assistance when you have little or no fuel.
If your home’s heating system is not working properly, the LIHEAP program may be able to fix it free of charge. To report a broken heater, Bucks Country residents may call the LIHEAP Information Line at 215-781-3393 or Jenny Danzis, Weatherization Program Manager of the Bucks County Opportunity Council, at 215-345-3301.
If you have received a shut-off notice, all LIHEAP benefits must be exhausted before the Bucks County Opportunity Council can offer assistance.