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County Accepting Applications for Energy Bill Assistance

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (Oct. 7, 2021) – The Charlotte County Human Services Department is now accepting applications for assistance with electric bills. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program is supported by the Department of Economic Opportunity as part of an award totaling $579,818 with 0% financed from non-governmental sources.

Low-Income Home Energy 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 have been extended through March 31, 2022 or until all funds are expended.  

Low-Income Home Energy CRISIS Assistance may also be available to households with the power off, a past due bill, final notice or security deposit. Applications have been extended through March 31, 2022 or until all funds are expended.    

Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program, sponsored by the Department of Elder Affairs and the Area Agency on Aging of SW Florida and administered by Charlotte County Human Services, may have funds available for those households with at least one member 60 years of age or older and a past due energy bill.

Don’t wait for a final notice from FPL. For your convenience, apply online at and complete the Fastrack application in the “help paying bills” section.

If you have questions or need assistance with the Fastrack application, contact Charlotte County Human Services at 941-833-6500.


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