Energy Assistance Program
What is the Energy Assistance Program?
The Energy Assistance Program, or EAP for short, provides heating assistance to low income families in the Oconee Area.
This program offers assistance with natural gas, electricity, or wood – whichever is the primary source of heating.
The EAP is offered only once each year. Clients are selected based on total family income.
To receive services, the client must contact Overview via phone during the sign up period to set up an appointment. Although an appointment does not guarantee assistance.
Overview, Inc. also administrates the Emergency Energy Assistance Program.
How Do I Qualify?
To qualify your family must meet two requirements:
1. Make less money than the poverty guideline amounts.
2. Live in one of the counties we service.
Community Services Block Grant
The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program assists eligible low-income families by supplying a wide range of anti-poverty services and activities administered by Overview, Inc.
Services are offered in such areas as:
- Minor home repair
- Issues affecting children and the elderly
- Utility assistance to prevent disconnection
Funds are contracted primarily to Community Action Agencies (CAAs) to implement these services and programs.