EOA launches energy assistance program

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The long line outside the EOA building started to form early Monday.The long line outside the EOA building started to form early Monday.

The Economic Opportunity Authority for Savannah-Chatham County will begin its energy assistance heating program Monday.

Starting Nov. 4 at 9 a.m, applications will be taken by walk-in only on eligible homebound and those 65 years of age and older, on a first-come, first-serve basis at the EOA building at 618 W. Anderson St. The hours of application intake after the Nov. 4 program launch will be from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The program will run until the money runs out, according to EOA.

Information required for the application:

  • Written proof of the total household income for the last 30 days.
  • Social Security numbers cards for all household members.
  • The most recent heating bill.
  • Proof of age (required for the elderly 65 years and over).
  • Authorization statement if someone else is applying for the applicant. 
  • The name of the person authorized to apply for the applicant must be included in the note, along with the signature of the applicant.

The Energy Assistance Program is a federally-funded program that assists low-income households with their heating bill. 

For additional information, call 1.877.423.4746.

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By Staff Writer 11/04/2013 13:40:00

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