Public invited to comment on how federal energy assistance dollars will be spent
RALEIGH -- The public is invited to comment on how federal funds in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Block Grant will be spent in state fiscal year 2015-2016.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides heating, crisis, and weatherization assistance. States are given broad latitude under block grant funding to design and operate their own programs, under certain restrictions. Last year 226,949 North Carolina households were assisted using funds from this grant. This year’s block grant amount is estimated to be $108 million.
Anyone interested may review the LIHEAP Block Grant during the week of May 11 – May 15, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the following locations:
- Any of the 100 county departments of social services,
- The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Division of Social Services, 820 S. Boylan Ave., Hargrove Building 1st Floor Reception Area, Dix Campus, Raleigh, NC
- On the web at http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dss/pubnotice/index.htm.
The public hearing will be held on Friday, May 15, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 820 S. Boylan Ave., McBryde Building 1st Floor Conference Room 151, Dix Campus, Raleigh, NC
Written comments will be accepted in each office listed above or by mail, postmarked by May 15, 2015, to
LIHEAP Plan Comments
DHHS N.C. Division of Social Services
2420 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2420
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