NORMAN — Help with home energy costs will be available across the state through the Energy Crisis Assistance Program.
ECAP is part of the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) administered by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.
The application period for assistance through OKDHS will begin March 26. Applications will be accepted until all allocated funding is spent.
Federal funding for the current crisis program in Oklahoma is projected to be approximately $6 million.
Low-income households receiving public assistance and those not receiving public assistance may be eligible for home heating assistance. Persons requesting LIHEAP assistance should provide their household’s income information and verification of service termination — or that service will be terminated within 72 hours — as well as verification of income, Social Security numbers for all household members and citizenship verification.
Applications will be accepted at OKDHS local Human Services Centers.
The maximum income guidelines are:
· Size of household — 1; $1,024
· Size of household — 2; $1,387
· Size of household — 3; $1,750
· Size of household — 4; $2,113
· Size of household — 5; $2,476
· Size of household — 6; $2,839
· Size of household — 7; $3,202
· Size of household — 8; $3,565