DFCS to hold public hearings on state plan for energy assistance

July 5, 2016

What: 
The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services will hold two days of public hearings on the Fiscal Year 2017 State Plan for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Block Grant.

Funded by the federal government and administered by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services, the energy assistance program helps eligible elderly, homebound, and other low-income Georgians with home heating costs, weatherization and other home energy needs. 
 
In 2016, the program provided about $49 million in energy assistance to Georgia residents. Funding amounts for FY 2017 have not been released.
 
The plan outlines eligibility requirements and 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.

Written comments on the plan should be submitted to:
LIHEAP Program, Office of Family Independence, Division of Family and Children Services
Two Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 21-276 Atlanta, GA 30303
 
Comments must be received by July 13.  Those who are unable to attend the hearing but wish to make oral comments on the plan can call the LIHEAP Program at 404-657-3426.

When:              
Atlanta: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 6
Macon: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Thursday, July 7

Where:   
Atlanta (July 6):
26th floor conference room 26-121
2 Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

Macon (July 7):
Double U Business Development Center
1680 Broadway St. 
Macon, GA 31201