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Energy Assistance Program to Open
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Georgia’s regular Energy Assistance Program will open on Dec. 1, 2010 for all eligible households. 

The program provides financial assistance to low-income, elderly and handicapped households to help pay their home heating costs.

Households participating in the program must meet income criteria and be responsible for the cost of heating their homes.  To be eligible, households must have an income equal to or less than 60 percent of the state median income guidelines - $21,940 for a one-person household, $28,691 for two people, $35,442 for three people, $42,193 for four people, $48,944 for five people, $55,695 for six people, $59,961 for seven people, or  $58,226 for eight people.

Payments will be made primarily by checks to home energy suppliers for gas, electricity, wood, coal, or kerosene used in heating a home.

The one-time payments will average about $345 per household.

Applicants should contact their local Neighborhood Service Center to make an appointment or for more information.  The program will close when funds are depleted.

Byron residents can go to the Neighborhood Service Center (NSC) located at 202 Moseley Road in Byron or call 478-956-4522. 

Crawford residents can go to 107 McCrary St. Roberta, Ga. or call 1-866-505-2987.

Peach County residents can call the nearest NSC at (478)825-3193.

Applicants should have proof of income for the last 30 days for all household members.  This proof may be a paycheck stub, or a letter granting public assistance, Social Security, or unemployment benefits. 

Applicants must also have the social security numbers of all household members 18 years or older (proof of age will also need to be provided during the month of November), and their most recent utility or fuel bill. Households whose fuel costs are included in their rent are ineligible for assistance.

ABOUT MGCAA - Middle Georgia Community Action Agency, Inc (MGCAA) is a private non-profit social services organization. MGCAA has been providing a helping hand to Middle Georgians since 1974. There are 22 counties served by the agency. Programs for individuals and families range from Commodity Food Distribution, Energy Assistance, Head Start, Housing Counseling, Prescription Assistance, Senior Centers, Transportation, Weatherization, and Long Term Care Resident advocates called Ombudsmen. For businesses, MGCAA offers competitive prices on their employee drug testing service.

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