The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority Inc. will assist eligible households with heating bills.
Georgia’s Heating Assistance program will start Monday for homebound and elderly households 65 years or older, with the general public starting Dec. 1. Payments will be made directly to the home-energy supplier.
To participate in the program, the family must meet an income equal to or less than 175 percent of the poverty guidelines as follows: for a one-person household, $21,180; for two persons, $27,697; for three persons, $34,214; for four persons, $40,731; for five persons, $47,248; for six persons, $53,765; for seven persons, $54,987; for eight persons, $56,209 and for each additional person add $1,222 annual income.
Applicants must bring their most-current fuel bill or statement of service from their heat provider. They must also have proof of income for all household members for the last 30 days. This may be a check stub or an award letter granting public assistance, Social Security, VA or unemployment compensation.
Applicants must also bring social security numbers and proof of age for all household members.
Anyone wishing to apply for benefits in Bryan County should call 1-866-423-8081 for an appointment. Households will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. The program will close when funds are exhausted.