ADVISORY: HHS ANNOUNCES OVER $3 BILLION IN FUNDING FOR ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration for Children and Families has announced over $3 billion in funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). LIHEAP aids low-income families and individuals with bill payments, energy crises, energy efficiency improvements, and energy-related home repairs.
Georgia has received $49,887,842 in LIHEAP funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, an increase of over $1 million from FY 2016. Funding was provided through the FY 2017 Continuing Resolution, Public Law 114-223, which was enacted on September 29, 2016.
For more information about LIHEAP, click here. For more information about how to apply for assistance, call the National Energy Assistance Referral (NEAR) line at 1-866-674-6327 or contact the Georgia Department of Human Services at 1-877-423-4746.