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Energy Assistance

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There are three Energy Assistance Programs offered for low-income residents through the Department of Social Services. Click on the program listed below for more information about each of these programs: 

 LIHEAP Weatherization Waiver

 LIHEAP WEATHERIZATION WAIVER ANNOUNCEMENT Public Comment Sought for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Waiver RALEIGH — Public comment is being sought on North Carolina’s proposed Low-Income Energy Assistance Program waiver, which will allow an increase in allotted funds available for the Weatherization Assistance Program and Heating and Air Repair and Replacement Program from 15 up to 25 percent for the current state fiscal year. The Weatherization Assistance Program and Heating and Air Repair and Replacement Program work together to improve energy efficiency, reduce utility costs, and provide a healthier living environment in the homes of low-income families. The waiver may be reviewed June 1- June 5, 2020 at the following locations: • Any of the 100 county departments of social services. If the agency is closed to the public, the waiver will be posted to the county website • Online on the Division of Social Services website A public hearing will be held on June 5, 2020 from 12-1 p.m. online via a GoTo webinar. There is no cost to participate. Individuals may register in advance and set a calendar reminder by going to: Individuals needing additional assistance with registering for the GoTo webinar may reach out to Written Comments will be accepted no later than Tuesday June 9, 2020 via: • Any agency where the plan was displayed • Mail, postmarked no later than Tuesday, June 9, 2020 to: RE: LIHEAP Weatherization Waiver Comments Susan Osborne DHHS Division of Social Services 2420 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-2420 Or email to


Weatherization Feedback Form

Weatherization Waiver