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February 28th is Last Day to Apply for LIEAP

posted Feb 21, 2013, 12:39 PM by vfe_dfs_tony.lewis@wyo.gov
As the cold weather and snow settles in again, most Wyoming families are turning up their
thermostats to combat dropping temperatures. For low- and fixed-income families however, we
know that cranking up the heat is not always an option. As they struggle to pay increasing utility bills, many Wyoming families may be wondering how they will heat their homes and get through the winter.

Help is still available. The Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP), administered by
the Wyoming Department of Family Services (DFS), is accepting applications through February
28, 2013. The purpose of the LIEAP program is to help low and fixed income families pay
their heating bills during the winter months. LIEAP approval may also result in approval to
get eligible homes weatherized which can significantly lower the energy costs and improve the
comfort, health and safety of those homes.

“We know Wyoming folks are hard-working and independent. It’s part of Wyoming’s greatness," said Brenda Ilg, LIEAP and Weatherization Program Manager. "We also know that circumstances change. Perhaps there’s been a job loss, or reduction in hours. Maybe a family is struggling with a new illness and mounting medical bills."

Ilg said, "That fixed retirement or disability income may just be stretched to its limits. Maybe it’s a newly-single parent just trying to make ends meet. It could be any number of life’s challenges. The good news is that these families don’t have to struggle alone. We’re here to help and we will accept applications
through midnight on February 28th.”

LIEAP applications are available at all local DFS offices and the DFS Website, http://
dfsweb.state.wy.us/. Applications must be postmarked or FAX-stamped with the date of
February 28, 2013. Applicants may mail completed applications and supporting documents to
P.O. Box 827, Cheyenne, WY 82003. Applications may also be faxed to 307-778-3943.

Additional information is available at lieapinfo@thealignteam.org, or by calling 1-800-246-