TRENTON, NJ --  Mercer County officials announced that the application period for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will close on Friday, July 31. The County will continue accepting applications, however, for the Universal Service Fund (USF) Program throughout the year.

Residents who pay their own heating costs, and meet the income guidelines, may be eligible to receive financial assistance with their winter heating bill. Residents with medical conditions also may be eligible to receive cooling assistance.

The County will continue to receive applications up until the Friday deadline by regular mail, fax, email or drop box for those who have not received assistance during this season which began on Oct. 1, 2019. This includes new applications, re-certifications, cooling and emergency oil requests. Emergency utility assistance (gas/electric) also can be requested by calling 211.  

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The Mercer County Office of Housing and Community Development remains closed to the public due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. 

LIHEAP and USF programs applications can be sent by regular mailed, faxed, or emailed to: County of Mercer, Attention: LIHEAP/USF Programs, 640 S. Broad St., Room 106, P.O. Box 8068, Trenton, NJ 08650-0068; Fax: 609-278-2758; or Email address:  housing@mercercounty.org

Applications also can be submitted through a drop box is located at 640 South Broad St. at the main entrance doorway.

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