June 28, 2019 – The Oklahoma Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program will start accepting applications for summer cooling assistance on July 9. Applicants may apply online through the Oklahoma Department of Health and Human Services.
“Households not pre-authorized, but receive assistance through DHS, have been notified by U.S. Mail and should apply online,” said the Oklahoma DHS. “Eligible households already receiving assistance through DHS are pre-authorized to receive LIHEAP which means they do not need to fill out an application. Only one payment per household is allowed annually for LIHEAP summer cooling assistance.”
In order to apply in Oklahoma, an applicant should have the following documents: verification of income, social security number, identification and the most recent cooling bill information for their household.
Tribal members in Oklahoma may apply through their tribal nation, or online through the OK DHS online application website.
To learn more about the eligibility requirements and cooling program dates in your area, visit the LIHEAP Clearinghouse website.
Source: media reports