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Posted August 8, 2011 | Leave a comment
Deadline nears for cooling assistance
The Virginia Department of Social Services offers a program to help offset the costs of keeping homes cool during the summer. Deadline to apply to the program is Monday, Aug. 15. This press release details how to apply and the types of assistance available:
Deadline to Apply for Cooling Assistance is Aug. 15
Those deemed eligible may qualify for more than one type of assistance.
The Energy Assistance Program is funded by the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program block grant; the amount Virginia receives to disburse to recipients varies from year-to-year depending on the appropriation made by Congress. Assistance is available until funds are depleted.
To learn more or download an application, visit http://www.dss.virginia.gov/benefit/ea/index.cgi. Individuals must apply at the local department of social services in th
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