The Georgia Division of Family & Children Services will hold a virtual public hearing in July. The purpose of this upcoming meeting is to formally review the FY 2021 State Plan Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

LIHEAP Live Session
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., July 22

Funded by the federal government and administered by DFCS, 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 throughout the State. 

In FY 19, the program provided approximately $68,288,000 in energy assistance to Georgia residents. Funding amounts for FY 2021 will be released at the time of the proposed hearings.

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 Two Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 21-276, Atlanta, GA 30303.

All input must be received by July 31, 2020. 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 Georgia 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.