Data may have been compromised for some households involved in Child Protective Services cases in Spring 2020. If you believe your information may have been included in this breach, call 888-304-1021 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., M-F.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
The Georgia Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded program that helps low-income Georgians with home energy bills to reduce the risk of health and safety issues that occur as a result of disconnection.
Qualified individuals may be able to receive energy bill payment assistance, energy crisis assistance, weatherization and energy-related minor home repairs. Applications are offered first to homebound individuals, individuals age 65 and over and those with life-threatening circumstances. For more information, call 404-657-3426 or visit dfcs.ga.gov/services/low-income-home-energy-assistance-program-liheap.
Georgia LIHEAP response to COVID-19 pandemic
Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, $900 million of supplemental LIHEAP funding will be distributed nationwide to help “prevent, prepare for, or respond to” home energy needs during the coronavirus pandemic. Georgia received more than $44 million of federal funding for LIHEAP CARES. The LIHEAP CARES Program began on July 1, 2020 in Georgia.
By the Numbers | LIHEAP
- 193,528 households received assistance from the LIHEAP program in SFY 2020