DHS Seeks Public Comment on State’s Plan for Energy Assistance

June 29, 2011

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Family and Child Services (DFCS) will hold a public hearing Thursday, July 14, 2011 to receive comments and feedback on the FY 2012 State Plan for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Block Grant (LIHEAP). The LIHEAP block grant provides assistance with home heating costs, weatherization and other home energy needs for eligible elderly, homebound, and other low-income Georgians.

The public hearing will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2 Peachtree Street, NW, Atlanta, on the 19th floor, room 19-475. The 30-day public review of the plan began on Friday June 17, 2011 and will continue through Monday July 18, 2011.

Copies of the draft plan are available for review at county DFCS offices, Community Action Agencies, County Health Departments, home health agencies, Area Agencies on Aging, home energy suppliers and citizen organizations throughout the state.

Comments must be received by July 18, 2011. For those 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. Written comments on the plan can be mailed to the following address:

Energy Assistance Program, Community Services Section
Division of Family and Children Services
2 Peachtree Street, NW
Suite 21-276
Atlanta, GA 30303

For more information on the Energy Assistance Program, visit www.dfcs.dhs.georgia.gov.

Contact Information: 
Ravae Graham 404-657-1384

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