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Public Comment Sought on Proposed Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Waiver The waiver would allow up to a 25 percent increase in allotted funds available for the Weatherization Assistance Program and Heating and Air Repair and Replacement Program

Raleigh
Public comment is sought on North Carolina’s proposed Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program waiver. The waiver would allow up to a 25 percent increase in allotted funds available for the Weatherization Assistance Program and Heating and Air Repair and Replacement Program for the current state fiscal year.
 
The Weatherization Assistance Program helps low-income families save on energy and expenses by creating a safe, comfortable and energy-efficient home environment through the installation of energy-conserving materials. The Heating and Air Repair and Replacement Program repairs or replaces inefficient heating and air systems in the homes of low‐income families.
 
The energy program provides financial assistance with heating, crisis heating and weatherization. States are given flexibility under block grant funding to design and operate their own programs. In 2016, more than 191,000 North Carolina households received assistance with funds from this grant.
 
The waiver may be viewed until Friday, April 28, at the following locations:
A public hearing will be held April 28 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the McBryde Building, First Floor Conference Room 151, 820 S. Boylan Ave., on the Dorothea Dix Campus in Raleigh.
 
Comments should be submitted or postmarked no later than April 28. Comments can be faxed to (919) 334-1265 or mailed to:
 
ATTN: Wayne Black (LIHEAP Waiver)
DHHS N.C. Division of Social Services
2420 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2420
 
To reach the McBryde Building, upon turning onto the campus’s Boylan Avenue entrance from Western Boulevard, continue straight until Boylan ends in a T-intersection with Umstead Drive. Turn right onto Umstead, then left into the first parking lot, which is located in front of the McBryde Building.

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