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Public Comment Solicited For $103 Million Low Income Energy Assistance Grant PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Thursday, 28 June 2018 10:32
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is seeking public comment on the proposed Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program block grant plan, which outlines how approximately $103 million in federal LIHEAP block grant funds will be spent in North Carolina in the coming state fiscal year.
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, more than 181,000 North Carolina households were assisted using funds from this grant.
DHHS will finalize the plan after the General Assembly approves allocation of the funds for state fiscal year 2018-19. Use of the funds for allowable services may vary each year, depending on the plan approved by the legislature.
The plan may be reviewed June 25-29 at the following locations: 
Any of the 100 county departments of social services
Online on the Division of Social Services website
Division of Social Services Central Office, Hargrove Building, Dorothea Dix Campus, 820 S. Boylan Ave., Raleigh, NC, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Friday
A public hearing will be held on Friday, noon–1 p.m. at 820 S. Boylan Ave., McBryde Building, room 151, Dorothea Dix Campus, Raleigh, NC.
Written comments will be accepted in writing no later than Friday via: 
Any agency where the plan was displayed 
Mail, postmarked no later than Friday, to:
             RE: LIHEAP Plan Comments
             Wayne Black
             Director, DHHS Division of Social Services
             2420 Mail Service Center
             Raleigh, NC 27699-2420 
Last Updated on Thursday, 28 June 2018 10:35
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