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Luzerne County ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) Heating and Utility Assistance Program

Condado de Luzerne ARPA Programa de Asistencia de Calefacción y Servicios Públicos

The Luzerne County Heating and Utility Assistance program provides
a one-time grant of $290 per address to heating or cooling related utility vendors on behalf of eligible ratepayers. 

 To be eligible, the applicant must meet each of the following requirements:

· Household must reside in Luzerne County

· Household annual income between 151% and 300% of the Federal Poverty Guideline (see chart below)

· The household must provide all household income for the prior 30 days to determine their annual income

· A Luzerne County renter or homeowner who is responsible for paying for their main or secondary heating or cooling source (natural gas, electric, deliverable fuels i.e. fuel oil, kerosene, propane, coal)

· The ratepayer must reside in the household

· Utility costs must have been incurred after March 3, 2021

 Renters whose utility service is included as part of their rental cost are not eligible.

PLEASE NOTE: Payment will NOT be made to the individual.  This is a one-time grant of $290 per address to heating or cooling related utility vendors on behalf of eligible ratepayers.  You must supply your primary heating or cooling vendor information.

Application can be made online or via a paper application.  Questions can be directed to CEO's ARPA Utility Program at: 570-826-0510 or

 Income Eligibility Guidelines:

To be eligible, the gross household income before taxes and other deductions must fall between the lower and upper income limits noted below.




If you prefer to apply by mail or in person, you can use the printable application linked below or stop by one of our Luzerne County offices.


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