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Public invited to comment on how federal energy assistance dollars will be spent

Release Date: April 30, 2014
Contact: news@dhhs.nc.gov
             919-855-4840

Raleigh, N.C. - The public is invited to comment on how federal funds in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Block Grant will be spent in state fiscal year 2014-2015.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides heating, crisis, and weatherization assistance. States are given broad latitude under block grant funding to design and operate their own programs under certain restrictions. Last year, 207,642 North Carolina households were assisted using funds from this grant. This year's block grant amount is estimated to be $113 million.

Anyone interested may review the LIHEAP Block Grant during the week of May 5 - May 9, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Any of the 100 county departments of social services,
  • The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Division of Social Services, 820 S. Boylan Ave., Hargrove Building 1st Floor Reception Area, Dix Campus, Raleigh, NC
  • On the web at http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dss/pubnotice/index.htm.

The public hearing will be held on Friday, May 9, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 820 S. Boylan Ave., McBryde Building 1st Floor Conference Room 151, Dix Campus, Raleigh, NC.

Written comments will be accepted in each office listed above or by mail, postmarked by May 9, 2014, to:

Wayne Black
LIHEAP Plan Comments
DHHS N.C. Division of Social Services
2420 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2420

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