On Nov. 1, homebound people 65 years old or older became eligible to apply for energy assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Other eligible households will be able to apply starting on Dec. 1.
Federally funded, LIHEAP provides assistance with heating bills to the elderly, low-income and disabled people in Georgia until April 30, 2014. The Georgia Department of Human Services' Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) helps regulate and control these LIHEAP benefits.
If you need help with weatherization preparations, check in with the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authorities (GEFA). For more information about LIHEAP, check out this fact sheet from the Department of Human Services.
Bethany McDaniel is the Interactive Web Content Manager for GeorgiaGov. She graduated from Berry College in Rome, GA with degrees in Visual Communication and History.