Alamance County households can apply for help covering the cost of heating their homes through Friday, March 29, 2019.
The federally funded Low-Income Energy Assistance Program provides eligible households with a one-time payment to their heating vendor to offset the high cost of heating during the cold weather months. Depending on the household’s primary heating source, the payment will be $200, $300 or $400.
Last year, the program provided approximately $32 million to help 128,160 households pay their heating bills from December 2017 through March 2018.
To be eligible, a person must:
• Have at least one U.S. citizen or non-citizen who meets eligibility criteria
• Have income equal to or less than 130 percent of the federal poverty limit, such as:
• For a household of one, an income of $15,782 or less
• For a family of four, an income of $32,630 or less
• Have resources, such as saving and checking accounts, cash on hand, at or below $2,250
• Be responsible for their heating cost
Alamance County households who want to apply for energy assistance can only do so in person at the Alamance County Department of Social Services office: 319 N Graham-Hopedale Road, Burlington, NC 27217.
For more information on the Low-Income Energy Assistance program, go to https://www.ncdhhs.gov/assistance/low-income-services/low-income-energy-assistance or call the Alamance County Social Services Office at 336-570-6532 from 8am-5pm.