Energy Assistance Programs

Peoples TWP offers a variety of programs for customers on low or fixed incomes or who may have special needs. Contact us at 1-800-222-5101 for details, eligibility requirements, and enrollment information.

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

A federally-funded program, LIHEAP provides grants to income eligible customers. Applications for the 2014-2015 season will be available beginning November 3, 2014.

Homeowners or renters may be eligible to receive LIHEAP funds if household income does not exceed the following guidelines:

Household SizeMonthly IncomeAnnual Income
1$1,459$17,505
2$1,966$23,595
3$2,474$29,685
4$2,981$35,775
5$3,489$41,865
6$3,996$47,955

For each additional person, add:

$507$6,090

Find out more and download an application at the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare web site, or by calling the LIHEAP hotline at 1-866-857-7095.

Customer Assistance Program (CAP)

Peoples TWP's Customer Assistance Program (CAP) is a special payment arrangement for people who meet income guidelines and are having trouble paying their bills.

CAP participants make affordable payments to maintain gas service by paying between 8 and 10 percent of their total monthly before tax household income each month.

Call 1-800-222-5101 for more information and to see if you qualify.

If you have received a grant from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), you may be automatically eligible to participate in CAP.

Dollar Energy Fund

The Dollar Energy Fund, a nonprofit organization, has provided help since 1983 to the income eligible and special needs customers in the Peoples Gas service area who are faced with problems paying their heating bills. The Dollar Energy Fund, supported by utility customers and utility companies' shareholders helps people stay warm during the home heating season. Contact us at 1-800-222-5101 for a list of Dollar Energy Fund screening agencies in your area. You may also search a list of agencies directly from Dollar Energy Fund’s website.

You Can Help Your Neighbors Stay Warm.
Just add $1 extra when you pay your monthly gas bill, or call Peoples Natural Gas at 1-800-222-5101 to make a pledge larger than $1 a month. You also can send a check or money order in any amount to: Dollar Energy Fund, P.O. Box 42329, Pittsburgh, PA 15203-0329.

Find out more on the Dollar Energy Fund web site.
For a copy of Dollar Energy Fund's official registration and financial information, call the Pennsylvania Department of State, toll-free, at 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Low Income Usage Reduction Program (LIURP)

LIURP is a weatherization program aimed at helping customers weatherize their home Based on income and energy usage, customers may be eligible to receive heating system retrofits, weather-stripping, caulking, insulation and other energy-saving measures.

Customer Assistance Referral Evaluation Service (CARES)

 Our Customer Relations Specialists provide assessments for customers who require assistance, such as the unemployed, those with certain medical needs, or frail older adults.

 

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Keystone HELP Program

The Keystone HELP® program offers low-rate loans to help make affordable energy efficiency home improvements (such as heating and cooling systems, insulation, windows, and "whole house" improvements and geothermal heat pumps) available to all eligible Pennsylvanians. Keystone HELP® is administered by AFC First Financial Corporation, a Pennsylvania energy efficiency lender.

Pennsylvania homeowners who own and are making qualifying improvements to their 1 to 2 unit primary residence located in Pennsylvania are eligible. Good credit and the ability to repay are required; a maximum income limit may apply. Please visit www.keystonehelp.com for guidelines and to see if you qualify.

Homeowners Energy Efficiency Loan Program (HEELP)

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency's Homeowners Energy Efficiency Loan Program (HEELP) offers 1% APR loans up to $10,000 for specific energy efficiency repairs for low and moderate income households. The loans can pay for:

  • Air sealing, insulation and ductwork
  • Energy-efficient windows and doors
  • Energy-efficient heating or cooling system repairs or replacements
  • Roof replacements

For more information about HEELP, please visit PHFA.org; email HOP_Energy@phfa.org and specify HEELP in the subject line; or call PHFA
at 800-822-1174.

Summary of Programs

  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Dollar Energy Fund
  • Low-Income Usage Reduction Program (LIURP)
  • Customer Assistance Program (CAP)
  • Customer Assistance Referral Evaluation Service (CARES)
  • Homeowners Energy Efficiency Loan Program (HEELP)

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