Shelbyville Daily Union

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July 12, 2013

Summer energy assistance available

The C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will begin taking applications for energy assistance on July 15, 2013 and will conclude on July 26, 2013 or when funds are exhausted.

No appointments can be given out until the first day of the program on Monday July 15th.

Appointments will be set on a first come, first serve basis until the available funding is gone.

Due to the brevity of the program appointments for summer energy assistance will only be accepted by phone or in person; no e-mail, voice mail, text or written requests will be accepted.

Funding for summer assistance is very limited so the program is targeted to at-risk households, defined as seniors (age 60 & above), persons with disabilities, families with children under 60 months of age or younger, and those with a doctor’s certification letter dated within the last ninety days stating that the medical condition would be aggravated by extreme heat.

Applications will only be accepted from these at-risk households. The $150 payments will be targeted to the household’s electrical service.

Due to the limited funding no Emergency Services, fans, air conditioners or AC repairs will be provided.

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