Energy Cooling Assistance Program Opens for the General Public


The Low Income energy cooling assistance program administered by the Georgia division of family and children services will open to general public household on May 1, 2023.

All household’s participating in the program must meet their income criteria; be responsible for paying the cost of energy for home, cooling directly to the supplier; and be US citizens or aliens, admitted to the US for lawful, permanent residence.

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

To apply for assistance, you must call the service center in your county for an appointment. We are only scheduling appointments over telephone. You will have to come into the service center to complete your application.

Assistance will be in the form of a one time payment on behalf of the eligible household to help offset the cost of cooling their homes. The checks are issued directly to the home energy supplier. No checks can be issued until North Georgia community action, Inc. Received the funds from the state of Georgia, Department of Human Services. Assistant is on a “first-come, first-serve” basis, while the funds last.

Any low income resident of the county who feel that their household qualifies for the program should contact the North Georgia Community Action, Inc.’s community service center for the county of residence beginning May 1, 2023 at 8:30 AM. If you were unable to get through on the phone line, please be patient and keep trying. Continue calling until you reach someone. Do not leave messages as they will not be returned.



You can reach the Dade County Office at (706)657-4664