Eligible Georgia may apply for cooling assistance via the Division of Family and Children Services’ Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (also called LIHEAP), starting today, according to a DFCS media release.
LIHEAP is a federally-funded program that is designed to assist low-income, elderly and disabled Georgians with cooling costs through direct payments to home energy suppliers. Eligible households will receive between $350.00 to $400.00 towards their energy costs.
To qualify, a family’s annual income must be less than or equal to 60 percent of the median income for a Georgia family. The income threshold is $23,776 for a household of one and $53,040 for a household of five.
Funds are administered through local Community Action agencies. For more information, contact your local agency or visit www.georgiacaa.org.