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The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is a federally funded program that assists high-energy burdened, low-income households with the costs of heating and cooling their homes. LIHEAP helps clients stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer through the Home Energy and Crisis Energy Assistance Program. Home energy funds are provided once per calendar year and are based on the client’s gross income and household size. Priority target groups include: age 60 or over, and/or persons with a disability, and/or at least with one child under 5 (five) in the home.
Clients must meet household income guidelines and earn no more than 200% of the federal poverty level. Clients can receive a payment on their utility account ranging from $350-$500. Crisis funding is determined when a client is in danger of having their utility service terminated due to unforeseen circumstances. A payment is provided from the same amount of $350-500. CSA provides LIHEAP services in Fayette, Henry and Clayton Counties.
You may apply at this time if you are
Due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19, all appointments and services are virtual. To make a LIHEAP appointment click here.
After you make an appointment please
o All documents should be in a sealed envelope with your name and phone number on the outside. If you are applying for rental assistance or water assistance, please place these documents in separate envelope.
If you are unable to make an appointment you may drop off your documents for consideration.
All applicants will receive an email once the application documents have been logged. YOU WILL ONLY RECEIVE A CALL AT YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME - OR OTHERWISE - IF THERE IS AN ISSUE WITH YOUR APPLICATION.
Processing time may take up to 30 days. Receipt of your documents denotes permission to process and certify documents on your behalf.
Documentation can be mailed to, or dropped off (24 hour drop-box, or in person DROP OFF ONLY on Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm) at 1000 Main Street, Forest Park GA 30297.
OR Drop off your documents Tuesday or Thursday 9 am to 4 pm or place them in the drop-box 24 hours a day.
Examples of Last 30 Day Income Documents
Weekly Check Stubs - Last 4
Bi-Weekly Stubs - Last 2 (may be 3)
Semi-Monthly Stubs - Last 2
Monthly Pay Check Stub – Last 1
Social Security Award Letter
Self-Employment or Unemployment Benefit
Zero Income Declaration
LIHEAP opens for the General Public on December 6, 2021. Check back at a later time.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), commonly known as welfare, is the monthly cash assistance program for poor families with children under age 18.
Cooperation with Department of Human Services Division of Child Support Services is a requirement of receiving TANF benefits.
The Georgia Food Stamp program provides monthly benefits to low-income households to help pay for the cost of food.A household may be one person living alone, a family, or several, unrelated individuals living together who routinely purchase and prepare meals together. Anyone may apply for food stamp benefits. The program helps households that have limited income and resources.
Medicaid is a program that provides health care services to individuals that meet the requirements for income, resources andcitizenship.
Individuals may apply for Medicaid at any local Georgia Department of Human Services DFCS office, by mail, telephone,fax, e-mail, or at designated agencies.