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DHS Holds Public Hearing on State Plan for Energy Assistance

DHS Holds Public Hearing on State Plan for Energy Assistance

August 19, 2013

ATLANTA –The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) will hold a public hearing Monday, August 19, 2013 on the FY 2014 State Plan for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Block Grant.

The public hearing will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Two Peachtree Street, NW, Atlanta on the 21st floor in conference room 120. The public review of the draft plan begins on Monday, August 12, 2013 and ends on Monday, August 19, 2013.

Funded by the federal government and administered by DHS, the Energy Assistance Program helps eligible elderly, homebound, and other low-income Georgians with home heating costs, weatherization and other home energy needs. 

For FY 2013 the program distributed approximately $ 53,000.000 million in client benefits.  The fiscal funding level for FY 2014 has not been released.

The plan outlines eligibility requirements and benefit payment schedules for the distribution of client benefits. Copies of the draft plan are available for review on the DHS website, at County DFCS offices, Community Action Agencies, Area Agencies on Aging.

People who wish to make written comments on the plan should send them to the Energy Assistance Program, Community Based Programs Section, Division of Family and Children Services, Two Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 21-276, Atlanta, GA 30303.

Comments must be received by August 19, 2013. People who are unable to attend the hearing, but wish to make oral comments on the plan, may call the Energy Assistance Program at 404-657-3426.

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Contact Information: 
Ravae Graham: 404-657-1384