Starting this week, qualifying consumers can apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

Applications open for seniors and disabled customers Nov. 1, and general enrollment starts Dec. 1.

The program assists seniors, disabled people, and low-income families with federal and state funded grants for their energy bills. To qualify for LIHEAP applicants must make at or below 60% of Georgia’s median income. For one person, that’s less than $27,000 and for a family of four it’s less than $51,000 a year.

LIHEAP is a federally funded program that assists low income households heat or cool their homes.
Apply for assistance at your local Community Action Agency. Take the following documents:
1. Proof of Income for all household members for the past 30 days
2. Proof of Social Security number for each person in the household
3. Most recent Gas and Electric Bill for the household
4. Proof of citizenship or legal immigrant status

Call 1-404-657-3426 for additional information
Local Georgia Community Action Agencies can be found online at http://www.georgiacaa.org/membership/agency-finder