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2011 Cooling Assistance applications available

 

July 8, 2011

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:

 

Diana Hutchens, Community Services Manager
757-259-3124; diana.hutchens@jamescitycountyva.gov  

 

Cooling assistance applications will be accepted through Aug. 15 as part of the Virginia Department of Social Services’ Energy Assistance Program (EAP.)

 

Assistance is available to households that include a child under age six, a person with disabilities or an adult age 60 or over who meet income and eligibility requirements.

 

Cooling assistance can be used to assist families and individuals with:

 

  • financial aid to help with electric bills to operate cooling equipment;
  • payment of security deposits for electricity to operate cooling equipment;
  • repair of a central air conditioning system or heat pump;
  • purchase of a whole-house fan, including ceiling or attic fans; and
  • purchase and installation of one window unit air conditioner for households without a working unit.

 

The maximum gross monthly income (before taxes) for one person is $1,180 and $2,422 for a household of four.

 

To learn more visit www.dss.virginia.gov/benefit/ea or call James City County Social Services at 757-259-3100. Applications must be received by Monday, Aug. 15.

 

 

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