Safety net to solid ground
A detour doesn’t have to be a crisis. Get back on your feet. Temporary help is available to turn daily and emergency needs into setbacks with solutions.
Energy Assistance Program
Public Service Announcement
Beginning April 3, 2023, at 9:00 a.m., action pact will operate the Utility Assistance Program funded by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services.
Only households where all adult members are 65 and older or all adult members are medically homebound may apply beginning April 3, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. All other low-income households may apply beginning May 1, 2023, if funds are available. Funds are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Eligibility for this program is determined by the income of all adults living in the household.
*There will also be limited funding for households in crisis. Households who are disconnected or are within 7 days of disconnection should call the action pact Service Center in their county for assistance. Crisis appointments will not be available through the automated or online system.
Click here for additional details: 2023 Cooling Assistance Program Contact Numbers and Eligibility Guidelines
To schedule an appointment, call the number listed for your county.
OR click here: Schedule My Energy Assistance Appointment
ADDRESS EMERGENCY NEEDS
We can help lend a hand with rent, utilities and food. Action pact has been in the community for many years and has built strong local partnerships along the way. Whether you are experiencing difficulty with paying your rent or utilities or feeding your family, financial assistance or other resources may be available to help you.
ASSESS YOUR ENERGY NEEDS
Weatherization The Weatherization Assistance Program provides free energy-related repairs to income-eligible households to make their homes more energy efficient. Homes that have been weatherized will require less energy to heat and cool, resulting in lower utility bills and a safer standard of living.
*Trained Weatherization crews perform energy assessments to determine the most cost-effective measures appropriate to increase energy efficiency and to identify health and safety concerns.
LIHEAP The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps keep families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist families with energy costs. The program provides assistance in managing costs associated with home energy bills, energy crises and weatherization and energy-related minor home repairs.
Click here to learn more about LIHEAP assistance and guidelines.
ACCESS SENIOR NUTRITION
Healthy seniors make healthy communities. No senior should have to choose between purchasing food and paying bills.
Congregate Nutrition Program — this program provides meals to individuals age 60 and older in a group setting. In addition to meals, nutrition education, nutrition risk screening, and nutrition counseling are provided.
Home-Delivered Nutrition Program – this program provides seniors with a hot meal five days a week delivered to their home. In addition to promoting better health through nutrition, the program seeks to reduce the social isolation of homebound seniors.
BUILD A PLAN TO PREVENT FUTURE SETBACKS
Find strength in your setbacks. Work with us one-on-one to find ways to change the outcomes and establish a plan for long-term success.
Head Start Family Partnerships – If you are a Head Start family, work with the Family Advocate at your child’s center to establish an individual plan for you and your family.
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