The annual Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) application process for the 2023-24 season is now open for consumers. LIHEAP is a federally-funded program administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services that helps with home heating bills to aid families in staying warm and safe during the winter months. Assistance is available for renters and homeowners. The LIHEAP application period for both cash and crisis grants is open from Nov. 1, 2023, to April 5, 2024. Benefits are determined by county, income, household size and fuel type.