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WV Fresh Start Program to Assist in Delinquent Utility Bills

February 15, 2019 – The West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC), along with Appalachian Power, and Wheeling Power have announced the launch of the Fresh Start program. The program will assist low income residents in paying a portion of their electric bills that are more than 60 days past due as of Jan. 28, 2019.

The program will be funded through a PSC-ordered rate reduction. Qualified Appalachian Power customers will be notified by letter and the bill credit will appear on their bill within 30-45 days.

Georgia LIHEAP Participants Receive ‘Heat Smart’ Kits

February 8, 2019 – Georgia’s Overview Inc., is providing families participating in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), with Heat Smart Kits to help them lower their monthly heating bill. Each kit contains a heavy wool blanket, an energy-saving tip sheet, stickers to remind people to lower their thermostat while sleeping, and weather stripping for drafts.

Georgia LIHEAP Participants Receive ‘Heat Smart’ Kits

February 8, 2019 – Georgia’s Overview Inc., is providing families participating in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), with Heat Smart Kits to help them lower their monthly heating bill. Each kit contains a heavy wool blanket, an energy-saving tip sheet, stickers to remind people to lower their thermostat while sleeping, and weather stripping for drafts.

Four States Expand LIHEAP during Polar Vortex: Utility Shutoffs Suspended

February 1, 2019 – Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Minnesota have all expanded their LIHEAP program funding in result of the polar vortex that has brought severe temperatures to those regions. DTE Energy in Michigan also announced that they will suspend all utility shutoffs during the polar vortex. Many states have a disconnect policy that protects customers from shutoffs during extreme weather. Visit the LIHEAP Clearinghouse Disconnect Policy page to learn the details of your states disconnect policies.

MVCAA Hosts Outreach Clinics for HEAP

December 14, 2018 – The Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency (MVCAA) in New York is hosting outreach clinics for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) this week. The clinics will take place from December 11 through December 20, at various locations.

The MVCAA staff will be assisting applicants by filing their applications as well as providing general information and answering questions at each clinic.

There will be six HEAP clinics:

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