Crisis Intervention Program (CIP)
CIP is a program that provides emergency assistance to households that apply and are in heating or cooling related crisis. The following applies:
Emergency Assistance (EA)
To be eligible for AFDC-EA, an applicant must be an U.S. citizen or an eligible alien. An alien is ineligible if he or she is:
To Determine Emergency Eligibility
Apply prudent judgment to evaluate each emergency situation on its own merits. Prudent judgment allows you to consider whether the client created the emergency and whether the assistance will alleviate it. However, we always consider whether the children will be at risk. Assistance is limited to $600.00 per year. The income is based on 200% of the poverty level.
General Assistance (GA)
General Assistance (GA) is a program that provides funds to individuals for prescription medicines. The following conditions apply:
Progress Energy - Energy Neighbor Fund
Progress Energy - Energy Neighbor Fund is a program that provides emergency assistance to a household for heating or cooling related crisis. The funds come from Progress Energy customers, employees, and corporate donations. The following applies:
Low Income Energy Assistance (LIEAP)
The Low Income Energy Assistance Program gives families a one-time vendor based payment to help pay their heating bills.
Households will no longer receive a Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) check in February. All energy payments will be paid directly to the heating provider such as your Power, Gas, or Fuel Oil Company.
Households must make an application for LIEAP Heating Assistance at your local County Department of Social Services. There will be no automatic approvals for FNS recipients.
Applications for LIEAP will begin December 1, 2011 for individuals in the priority group of Age 60 or older and individuals who are disabled and receiving services from the Division of Aging and Adult Services. All other individuals may apply beginning February 1, 2012.
LIEAP applications will be taken through March 31, 2012 or until funding is exhausted.
Families must meet all of the following:
Please take the following information with you when you apply:
For more information contact your local County Department of Social Services at 919-989-5300
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