Last chance to apply for summer electric bill help through LIHEAP
Applications for federal assistance grants being accepted through Aug. 31

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (Aug. 13, 2020) -- Federal assistance for PPL Electric Utilities customers to help with their electric bill is still available, but time is running short. 

The federal government’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Recovery Crisis Program will run through Aug. 31, or until remaining funds are exhausted, whichever comes first. 

The government is working with companies like PPL Electric Utilities to help customers who are struggling with their bills for electric, natural gas, or deliverable fuels such as oil.

“The pandemic has produced financial hardships for many people. We want our customers to know that help is available, but these LIHEAP Crisis Program applications need to be submitted soon,” said Melinda Stumpf, manager of Regulatory Programs and Business Services for PPL. “These are federal grants that don’t have to be repaid.”

Income guidelines for the Recovery Crisis Program are the same as the standard LIHEAP program, which traditionally opens in the fall each year.

For more information, to see if you’re eligible and to apply, visit For information on all assistance available to PPL Electric Utilities customers, visit

PPL Electric Utilities provides electric delivery service to more than 1.4 million homes and businesses in Pennsylvania and ranks among the best utility companies in the country for customer service and reliability. PPL Electric Utilities is a major employer in the communities it serves. It is a subsidiary of PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL). For more information visit

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For further information: Joe Nixon, 610-774-5997, PPL Electric Utilities