UETHDA announces energy assistance outreach for February

Published 9:12 am Friday, January 26, 2024

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The Upper East Tennessee Development Outreach RV will be throughout the region in February helping those needing assistance with their energy bills.
LIHEAP stands for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. This program helps keep individuals and families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist with energy costs. For those who qualify, a payment is sent directly to the recipient’s utility company and is credited to their bill. Payments can take up to 90 days to be applied. Priority is given to the low-income, energy burdened, disabled, elderly, homes with young children under 6, veterans, and large households. Last year, UETHDA provided LIHEAP funding to 11,730 households, totaling more than 5.7 million dollars.
During February the UETHDA Outreach RV will be at the following locations:
– Feb. 2, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mountain Electric in Mountain City at 604 S. Church St., Mountain City
– Feb. 5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mountain Electric at Roan Mountain, 8477 US-19E
– Feb. 8, 10:30 a.m. Second Harvest at Sunset Free Will, 6676 Highway 19E, Roan Mountain
– Feb. 9, 1:30 p.m. Second Harvest at Elizabethton VFW, 2001 W. Elk Ave., Elizabethton
– Feb. 14, 8:30 a.m. Valley Forge Free Will, 1503 Riverview Drive
Persons may also visit one UETHDA’s nine area neighborhood service centers, located in its eight-county service area, for aid, or simply call the agency at (423) 246-6180. LIHEAP is only one of many services UETHDA offers to help with self-sufficiency. If you know someone who needs help, have them contact the UETHDA.

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