Energy Assistance Programs


Heller’s Gas has been a family business for over 75 years, and our model is based on always putting the customer first. We love knowing that our deliveries of residential propane and commercial propane are helping our customers throughout the Northeast to power their homes and businesses.

At the same time, we understand that heating your home or business in the worst of winter weather can be a burden for some. That’s why we are happy to highlight the energy assistance programs that are available to low-income residents in the states we service.

Learn more about these programs below.

Pennsylvania Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)

The Pennsylvania Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) uses cash grants to help families living on low incomes to pay their heating bills. Households in immediate danger of being without heat can also qualify for crisis grants. The cash grant is a one-time payment sent directly to the utility company/fuel provider to be credited on your bill. These grants range from $200 to $1,000 based on household size, income, and fuel type. Remember: This is a grant and does not have to be repaid.

Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP)

The Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) provides financial assistance with home heating bills. Payments are made to the fuel supplier and utility company on the customer’s behalf.

New York Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

The New York Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) can help eligible New Yorkers heat their homes. The amount of assistance depends on your household income and may be available even if your heat is included in your rent.

West Virginia Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)

The West Virginia Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) assists eligible households with the cost of home heating through direct cash payments or payments to utility companies on their behalf. A crisis component is available for households without resources facing the loss of a heating source. Eligibility for both program components is based on a combination of factors, including income, type of heating payment, and total heating costs.