WILKES-BARRE -- With colder weather on the way, the state is once again urging people to sign up for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP.
Assistance is awarded based on need. Families who qualify can receive up to $2,000.
Pennsylvania's Secretary of Human Services Ted Dallas was at the YMCA in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday addressing the program.
"Sometimes it’s people that don't want to ask for help or they're afraid of the stigma associated with it, but really it's a benefit that's out there for you to help as part of tax dollars being spent. You should go get them if you can," said Dallas.
In addition to money for heating, LIHEAP provides assistance for emergencies such as furnace repairs. Special programs are also available for the elderly and people with disabilities.
For more information and to apply, click here.