Energy Assistance Program
* Not currently taking applications.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP for short, is a federal program that helps low-income households with a one-time payment toward their Heating or Cooling bill.
The heating program offers assistance with natural gas, electricity, or wood – whichever is the primary source of heating.
OVERVIEW INC.’s LIHEAP HEATING ASSISTANCE opens the first working day in November for ages 65 and older. (NO other member of the household can be under 65 or over 18 UNLESS medically homebound.)
The program will be open for the general public the first working day in December if funds are still available. (We cannot guarantee funding will be available at the time appointments are scheduled to begin.)
OVERVIEW INC.’s LIHEAP COOLING ASSISTANCE opens the first working day in April for ages 65 and older. (NO other member of the household can be under 65 or over 18 UNLESS medically homebound.)
The program will be open for the general public the first working day in May if funds are still available. (We cannot guarantee funding will be available at the time appointments are scheduled to begin.)
The LIHEAP 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.
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:
- Issues affecting children and the elderly
Funds are contracted primarily to Community Action Agencies (CAAs) to implement these services and programs.
How Do I Qualify?
To qualify your family must meet two requirements:
- Make less money than the poverty guideline amounts.
- Live in one of the counties we service.
- Baldwin, Greene, Hancock, Jasper, Johnson, Morgan, Putnam, Washington, and Wilkinson