The State of Georgia, Department of Human Services, with whom North Georgia Action, Inc. contracts, has announced that an Energy Assistance Program is expected to open on December 1, 2016 for the General Public intake period.
All households participating in the program must meet the income criteria; be responsible for paying the cost of energy for home heating directly to the supplier; and be U.S. citizens or aliens admitted to the U.S. for lawful, permanent residence.
To apply, applicants must bring their most recent heating bill, most recent electric bill, proof of household income, proof of valid Social Security number, proof of citizenship with a valid picture I.D. and/or alien status.
Assistance will be in the form of a one-time payment on behalf of the eligible household to help offset the cost of heating their homes. The checks are issued directly to the home energy supplier. No checks can be issued until North Georgia Community Action, Inc. receives the funds from the State of Georgia, Department of Human Services. Assistance is on a “first-come, first-served” basis, while the funds last.
Any low-income residents of the county who feel that their household qualifies for the program should contact the North Georgia Community Action, Inc. Community Service Center in their county of residence beginning December 1, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.