The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services will hold a public hearing Wednesday July 12, 2017 and Thursday July 13, 2017 on the FY 2018 State Plan for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Block Grant.

The public hearing on July 12, 2017 will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Two Peachtree Street, NW, Atlanta, on the 20th floor, conference room 20-CSE. The public hearing on July 13, 2017 will be held in Macon, Georgia at the Double U Business Development Center located at 1680 Broadway, Macon, GA 31201. 

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. 

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, Division of Family and Children Services, Office of Family Independence, Two Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 21-276, Atlanta, GA 30303.

Comments must be received by July 31, 2017.  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.