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Energy Assistance


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The goal of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) program is to prevent interruption of electric and gas service for low-income households, particularly those living with children under 5 years of age, seniors and disabled individuals. 

 

Who is Eligible:

Eligible applicants must have a total household income less than 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines and provide a copy of their energy bill. Eligible households may receive one Regular Home Energy benefit in a 12-month period. In addition, eligible households may also receive one Crisis benefit during the heating season and one benefit in the cooling season. The bill has to be past the due date to be eligible for a crisis benefit.

 

Services Available:

Eligible applicants may receive assistance for electric or gas utility bills or electric deposits.

 

Funding:

This program is supported with funding from the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) grant, which is distributed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and administered by the State of Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO).

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Contact Information:

Appointments may be scheduled by calling (352) 251-2313

by accessing the appointment website: https://app.capappointments.com/

or;

 Apply Here - Application

Spanish Application

Documents needed for assistance include:

(BE ADVISED: If all required documents are not included, it will take longer to process the application or you may be denied assistance.)

  • Valid identification;
  • Electric bill for each month requesting payment; 
  • (if you do not have copies of your electric bill for each month you are past due, contact your energy supplier or create a login account on their website to obtain them)
  • Social Security Cards (for all household members);
  • Proof of Income; (any income received - i.e. -child support, cash assistance, etc.)
  • SNAP (food stamp) award or denial letter; and,
  • Lease (if applicable).

Once you have applied online, if you need to send additional documents, you can send them to the following email addresses depending on your county/location.

Spring Hill - Docs_springhill@mfcs.us.com

Brooksville - docsbrooksville@mfcs.us.com

Citrus - docs_citrus@mfcs.us.com

Sumter - docssumter@mfcs.us.com

East Pasco - docsepasco@mfcs.us.com

Including; Dade City, Trilby, Lacoochee, Zephyrhills, Wesley Chapel, Crystal Springs, Lutz, Ridge Manor 

West Pasco - docswpasco@mfcs.us.com

Including; Port Richey, New Port Richey, Hudson, Holiday, Land O'Lakes, Lutz, Odessa

 

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

 

Service Locations: Hernando, Pasco and Sumter counties.

 

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Success Stories
I obtained a job almost immediately ...

MFCS provided tuition assistance for a Certified Nursing Assistant Program and paid for the State examination and background check.  After passing the State exam, she secured a position as a Certified Nursing Assistant at a local health care facility.  "With help from the Family Self-Sufficiency Program, I earned my Certified Nursing Assistant License and obtained a job almost immediately."

Ruth