Energy Assistance program still available until April 30
The state of Georgia, Department of Human Services, with whom North Georgia Community Action Inc. contracts, has announced that an Energy Assistance Program that opened Nov. 1, 2016, is still accepting applications for those who have not applied. The program will close April 30, 2017.
All households participating in the program must meet the income criteria; be responsible for paying the cost of energy for home heating directly to the supplier and be U.S. citizens or aliens admitted to the U.S. for lawful, permanent residence.
To apply, applicants must bring their most recent heating bill, most recent electric bill, proof of household income, proof of valid Social Security number, proof of citizenship with a valid picture ID and/or alien status.
Assistance will be in the form of a one-time payment on behalf of the eligible household to help offset the cost of heating their homes. The checks are issued directly to the home energy supplier. No checks can be issued until North Georgia Community Action Inc. receives the funds from the state of Georgia, Department of Human Services. Assistance is on a first-come, first-served basis, while funds last.
Any low-income residents of the county who feel that their household qualifies for the program should contact the North Georgia Community Action Inc.’s Community Service Center for their County (Gilmer: 706-635-5858) of residence before April 30, 2017, as this is the last date for accepting applications.