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Metro Action Accepts New Applications for Help with Energy Payments


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The new program year of the Metropolitan Action Commission's energy assistance program began Wednesday.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded program that 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 agency sends the payment directly to the energy supplier on the customer's behalf for utility payments such as electricity, natural gas and propane.

The 2014-15 application and eligibility requirements for the energy assistance program are available on the agency's webpage ( The new application period began October 1 and will end September 30, 2015.

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. Applications will be available at area libraries and the Nashville Electric Service later next week. 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.