Energy Assistance Program Opens to General Public January 3rd


The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program administered by the Georgia Division of Family and Children services will open to the General Public on January 3, 2024. The program is opening one month later than in the past.

All households participating in the program must meet the income criteria; be responsible for paying the cost of energy for home heating directly to the supplier; and be U.S. citizens or aliens admitted to the U.S. for lawful, permanent residence.

To apply, applicants must have their most recent heating bill, electric bill, proof of household income, proof of a valid Social Security Number, proof of citizenship with a valid picture I.D. and/or alien status.

Assistance will be in the form of a one-time payment on behalf of the eligible household to help offset the cost of heating their homes. The checks are issued directly to the home energy supplier. No checks can be issued until North Georgia Community Action, Inc. receives the funds from the State of Georgia, Department of Human Services. Assistance is on a “first-come, first-served” basis, while the funds last.

Any low-income residents of the county who feel they qualify for assistance can call their County Community Service beginning at 8:30am on January 3, 2024. If you are unable to get through on the phone line, please be patient and keep trying. Keep calling until you reach someone. Do not leave messages as they will not be returned.