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GA Cooling Assistance Program Opens May 1

April 18, 2019 – The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services will open their Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) cooling assistance program on May 1 for households with “elderly,” and “homebound,” applicants. Households without elderly or home-bound applicants will be able to apply for the cooling assistance program June 1.

Households applying for the cooling assistance must meet the income criteria as outlined by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services, which includes: applicants must be U.S. citizens or aliens admitted to the U.S. for lawful, permanent residence and they must be responsible for paying the cost of their home energy directly to the supplier.

To apply for the cooling assistance in Georgia, applicants must bring the following items: proof of household income, their most recent electric bill, proof of a valid social security number and proof of citizenship with a valid picture I.D. Elderly household members must provide proof of age for all household members.

The cooling program assistance payments will be made directly to the supplier in the form of a one-time-payment on behalf of the eligible household. Assistance is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To learn more about LIHEAP Cooling Program dates in your state, visit the LIHEAP Clearinghouse Cooling Programs web page.