OCAP#039;s energy program helps assist low income families

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 14, 2006

If you're a low-income Butler County resident worried about staying warm this winter and still being able to pay your heating bills, there is a program in place that may be able to help you.

The Organized Community Action Program will begin accepting applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) this month.

The process will take place in Greenville from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at the Dunbar Recreation Center on School Highland Road.

Applications will be taken in Georgiana on Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Georgiana Community House.

Certain documents are required to be eligible. These include evidence of total household income for the month of December 2005, Social Security numbers for all household members, a copy of utility (electric) or gas bill and a Second Party Authorization Form (if applying for someone 60 years or older and/or disabled).

Copies of these forms are available before sign-up at the Greenville OCAP office.

Assistance is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information, contact the OCAP office at (334) 382-2351.