As winter approaches, funding will soon be available for Pennsylvanians who struggle to pay their utility bills.
The Low Income Energy Assistance program (LIHEAP) is expected to open November 1.
LIHEAP is a federally-funded program that helps cover the cost of heating bills for low-come homeowners and renters.
Those who are eligible can receive crisis grants of up to $1,500, depending on income and household size.
The money can be used to help you catch up on past-due electric bills and avoid service termination.
FirstEnergy spokesman Todd Myers encourage customers are struggling to pay their bills, to call and apply.
"There really is something out the for everyone, so I guess the takeaway here that I'd like customers to know, is that there are things out there to help," said Myers.  "We want to help, but we just need to know that you need help.  We don't ever want to get to the point that we are sending you termination notices or turning off the lights."
For more information on the program, visit: here. This story is supported by the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.