DFCS schedules Public Hearing on State Plan for Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)

May 26, 2015

The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) will hold a public hearing Monday June 8, 2015 on the FY 2016 State Plan for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Block Grant.

The public hearing will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Two Peachtree Street, NW, Atlanta, on the 26th floor, in conference room 26-121.

Funded by the federal government and administered by the Georgia Department of Human Services, 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 2015 the program distributed approximately $ 48 million in client benefits. The fiscal funding level for FY 2016 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 DFCS website, at County DFCS offices, Community Action Agencies, and Area Agencies on Aging.

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

Comments must be received by June 12, 2015.  People 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.