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Nearly 1,000 Energy Help Applications Received During First Week of New Program Year

10/9/2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Metropolitan Action Commission received about 950 applications during the first week of the new program for the federally funded energy help program for families with low incomes.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides one-time assistance to families with low incomes to assist with their household energy cost. The Metropolitan Action Commission is the designated provider of these funds in Nashville and Davidson County.

The 2014-15 application and eligibility requirements for the energy assistance program are available on the agency's webpage (www.nashville.gov/mac), area libraries and the Nashville Electric Service.

Customers may mail the application with the supporting documentation to Metro Action or be assisted by the customer service staff Monday through Thursday from 8am until 3pm.

The agency sends the payment directly to the energy supplier on the customer's behalf for utility payments such as electricity, natural gas and propane. Metro Action assisted just over 10,000 customers through the LIHEAP last year.

The agency is located in the Clifford Allen Building, located at 800 2nd Avenue North (37201). Parking is available on site.

Funding from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) as a pass through grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, allows the Metro Action Commission to administer LIHEAP in Davidson County.

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