For Immediate Release
LIHEAP Funding Available
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (May 15, 2018) – The Charlotte County Human Services Department is accepting applications for assistance with electric bills through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program sponsored by the Department of Economic Opportunity. Assistance is available once in a 12-month period to eligible households based on monthly gross income, to help offset the high cost of home energy. Applications will be accepted through March 31, 2019 or until all funds are expended.
Crisis funds may also be available to households with the power off, a past-due bill, final notice or security deposit. Assistance is available once per fiscal year from April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019 or until all funds are expended.
The Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program, sponsored by the Department of Elder Affairs and the Area Agency on Aging of SW Florida, may have funds available for households with at least one member 60 years of age or older and a past due energy bill. Please call the Elder Help Line at 866-413-5337 for assistance with EHEAEP.
Don’t wait for a final notice from FPL. Find out if you are eligible for the program by calling the Charlotte County Human Services Department at 941-833-6500 or visiting the department’s office at 1050 Loveland Blvd. in Port Charlotte.