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EOA energy assistance program kicked off

The long line outside the EOA building started to form early Monday. The long line outside the EOA building started to form early Monday.

The Economic Opportunity Authority for Savannah-Chatham County began its energy assistance heating program Monday.

Starting Monday, applications will be taken by walk-in only on eligible homebound and those 65 years of age and older, on a first-come, first-serve basis at the EOA building at 618 W. Anderson St.

The hours of application intake after the Nov. 4 program launch will be from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The program will run until the money runs out, according to EOA.

Information required for the application:

  • Written proof of the total household income for the last 30 days.
  • Social Security numbers cards for all household members.
  • The most recent heating bill.
  • Proof of age (required for the elderly 65 years and over).
  • Authorization statement if someone else is applying for the applicant. 
  • The name of the person authorized to apply for the applicant must be included in the note, along with the signature of the applicant.

Paulette Chancey said this program really helps.

"There is such a need for any assistance for our elderly, and every walk of life. No one has the money they used to have and you can use every little program you can find."

The Energy Assistance Program is a federally-funded program that assists low-income households with their heating bill. 

For additional information, call 1.877.423.4746.

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