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

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 DFCS website, and the local Community Action Agencies throughout the State.

Comments regarding the plan can be sent to:  The Division of Family and Children Services, Office of Family Independence, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Unit, at 47 Trinity Avenue, SW, Atlanta, GA 30334. All input must be received by July 26, 2024.  Those who are unable to attend the hearing but wish to make oral comments on the plan may call the LIHEAP Program at 404-657-3426.

About DFCS
DFCS administers the Georgia Food Stamp Program (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a federally-funded program that provides monthly benefits to low-income households to help pay for the cost of food. DFCS is responsible for issuance of SNAP, Medicaid and TANF assistance to low-income families; assistance for out-of-work parents to help them get back on their feet as well as multiple support services and programs to help families in need.