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 150% of the federal poverty level. Clients can receive a payment on their utility account ranging from $350-$400. 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 $350-400. CSA provides LIHEAP services inFayette, Henry and Clayton County.
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19,CSA has temporarily limited hours of operation. All appointments will be conducted over the phone and should take approximately 10 minutes. We will not be taking any walk-ins. LIHEAP will temporarily accept applications information by mail or by bring all your required documentation to 1000 Main Street, Forest Park GA 30297. We have setup a box for your documents; you will receive a phone call if all documentation is not included your application; this may result in your application not being processed. 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.
Contact us if you have been affected by COVID and your income exceeds the maximum allowed. We may be able to assist you if:
Anyone under age 65 - OR 65 and older who did not received LIHEAP between November 2019 and March 2020
Please continue to pay your bill. 65 and older and received LIHEAP between Novembers 2019 and December 2020 - We will call you.
Under age 65 and those over 65 who have not received LIHEAP – Cooling program begins May 6th, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we will not be accepting or processing crisis applications at this time. All applications will be processed as a regular application with extended processing time. It may take up to 45 days or more to process. We will be unable to provide status reports of your application process during this time. LIHEAP is a service to assist you with bill payment. You are still responsible for any payments to your account. Should you have any questions about your energy bill, contact your energy provider.
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.