County to Help With Electric Bills

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This week the Lee County Board of Commissioners voted to accept $979,612 from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program to assist residents with electric costs or to prevent disconnection of electric services.

This allocation will provide assistance to about 1,000 households in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2022. Since May 2017, Lee County Human & Veteran Services has received more than $5.5 million in grant funds for the program. To be eligible, household income must be at or below 150% of the federal poverty level.

To watch a video about the program, go here.

For more information, log on to www.leegov.com/dhs or call the department’s coordinated entry help line at 239-533-7996.

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