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Posted on: November 3, 2021

Households of Rowan County Can Apply for Low-Income Energy Assistance Starting December 1

Households of Rowan County Can Apply for Low-Income Energy Assistance Starting December 1

Households in Rowan County including a person aged 60 or more, or someone receiving disability benefits and services through the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services can apply for help covering the cost of heating their homes starting Wednesday, December 1. All other households can apply from Monday, January 3, 2022 through Thursday, March 31, 2022. 

The federally funded Low-Income Energy Assistance Program provides eligible households with a one-time payment to their heating vendor to offset the high cost of heating during the cold-weather months. Depending on the household’s primary heating source, the payment will be $300, $400 or $500. 

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, a person must: 

  • Have at least one U.S. citizen or non-citizen who meets eligibility criteria 
  • Have income equal to or less than 130 percent of the federal poverty limit  
  • Be responsible for their heating cost  

Application Process

Rowan County households who want to apply for energy assistance can do so by the following methods:

  • Go to E-Pass on the County website and pulling up the Energy application, print, fill out and mail or drop by the agency.
  • Paper applications can be picked up in the lobby of:
    Rowan County Department of Social Services
    1813 E Innes Street
    Salisbury NC 28146

The office will be accepting applications from households with a person aged 60 or more, or someone receiving disability benefits and services from the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services from Wednesday, December 1, through Friday, December 31, with the exception of December 23, 24, 27, and 31, when the Rowan County Department of Social Services is closed. 

All households may apply from Monday, January 3, 2022, through Thursday, March 31, 2022.

 

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