Davidson County energy assistance begins in December

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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. -- Those who will need extra assistance to pay for heat and power will have to wait until Dec. 2 when applications are available for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program.

The one-time vendor payment is granted through Davidson County Department of Social Services.

Depending on a persons household income and heat source, families can receive $200-$400.

Davidson County DSS Director Dale Moorefield said last year they were able to service about 1,755 families based on a $445,000 allotment.

Priority groups (disabled, elderly and impoverished) are allowed to apply starting December 2nd and if they qualify would receive payment within 7-10 days. All other households can apply February 3rd while the funding lasts.

Assistance is first come first serve and is an online process that a representative of the household or person in need must apply in person at the Davidson County Governmental Center.

Applicants must have proof of employment, identification, energy bill and personal information and social security number for each member of the household.

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