Utility Assistance

BERA (Bucks Emergency Rental Assistance)

Apply online

Helpline: 1-888-50-BUCKS

Bucks County Opportunity Council (BCOC)

  • One-time assistance to maintain essential utilities.
    • Administrative: 215-345-8175
    • Doylestown Office: 267-733-0529
    • Warminster Office - SBT Center: 267-905-8056
    • Bristol Office: 215-781-2661
    • Quakertown Office: 215-536-0353

Doylestown FISH

  • Central Bucks Residents only. 
    • Call 215-348-7172 and leave a message. A volunteer will return your call.

LIHEAP (Low-Income Heating Assistance Program)

The 2022-2023 LIHEAP season is closed.   

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps families living on low incomes pay their heating bills in the form of a cash grant. 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.  

See if you qualify for benefits here

Apply through the local County Assistance Office:

1214 Veterans Highway

Bristol, PA  19007-2593

Phone:  215-781-3300 or 1-800-362-1291

Fax:  215-781-3438

E-mail:  c-bucksbri@pa.gov

Customer Service Center:  1-877-395-8930

Apply online through COMPASS.

Apply by paper application and return to County Assistance Office.

Spanish version.

LIHEAP Hotline:  1-866-857-7095

LIHEAP Crisis:  215-781-3393

Quakertown Community Outreach


Bucks County Opportunity Council Weatherization Assistance


If you have a limited income but pay high energy bills, our weatherization program may be able to help you cut those costs and make your home more comfortable in all seasons.

An energy auditor will inspect your home and recommend certain measures such as caulking windows, weather-stripping doors, insulating the attic, or tuning the heater. The result? Your energy bills will be lower and you will be warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer!

The weatherization program is FREE to eligible applicants. The program may be funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the Bucks County Opportunity Council. There is no charge to apply or for weatherization services.

Bristol Office:  215-781-2661

Doylestown Office:  267-733-0529 

Quakertown Office:  215-536-0353