Low Income Energy Assistance Program (Ends March 29)
Households in Nash County can apply for help covering the cost of heating their homes starting Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 through Friday, March 29, 2019. The federally funded Low-Income Energy Assistance Program provides eligible households with a one-time payment to their heating vendor to offset the high cost of heating during the cold-weather months. Depending on the household’s primary heating source, the payment will be $200, $300 or $400.
Last year, the program provided approximately $32 million to help 128,160 households pay their heating bills from December 2017 through March 2018. To be eligible, a person must: • Have at least one U.S. citizen or non-citizen who meets eligibility criteria • Have income equal to or less than 130 percent of the federal poverty limit, such as:
For a household of one, an income of $15,782 or less.
For a family of four, an income of $32,630 or less
• Have resources, such as saving and checking accounts, cash on hand, at or below $2,250
• Be responsible for their heating cost Nash County households who want to apply for energy assistance can only do so in person at the Nash County Department of Social Services office: 120 W. Washington Street Nashville, NC 27856.
The office will be accepting applications from eligible households beginning Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 through Friday, March 29, 2019, with the exception of Monday, January 21, 2019, when the Nash County Department of Social Services will be closed. Hours for the site are 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Households with a Native American aged 18 or older residing in Cumberland, Hoke, Robeson, or Scotland counties applying for the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program must contact the Lumbee Tribe at http://www.lumbeetribe.com/ Households that include an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) living in the five-county service area of Cherokee, Graham, Haywood, Jackson and Swain counties, wishing to apply for the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program must do so through the EBCI at https://ebci.com/. This includes enrolled EBCI members on and off the Qualla Boundary in the five counties.
Worker Permits are now completed at the employer's location prior to starting work. View the North Carolina Department of Labor Child Labor Fact Sheet.
Useful County & State Resources
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CHRIST CAN (252) 442-0887
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FAITH CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES (252) 459-7977
245 W. Washington Street
Nashville, NC 27856
Hours: Tues. – Thurs. & Sat.
FAITH CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES (252) 478-0485
110 Ash Street
Spring Hope, NC 27882
**Spring Hope Area Only**
Thursday-Friday 12pm – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 3pm