LIHEAP funds for energy assistance for residents in DeKalb, Gwinnett, Rockdale, Newton and Walton counties

press release from the partnership for community action, inc

Also water bill assistance for residents from Gwinnett, DeKalb, Rockdale and Newton County

Decatur, Georgia —— Partnership for Community Action, Inc. (PCA) would like to inform eligible clients who live in DeKalb, Gwinnett, Rockdale, Newton, and Walton Counties of available funds from the Georgia Department of Human Services to provide assistance with cooling bills through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). A portion of the funds are from the Public Service Commission. Those who are eligible will be able to apply for this one-time energy assistance payment of $350, $450 or $500 to help with the high cost of heating bills.  

Eligible clients may only receive a one-time payment per program year.  The LIHEAP Heating season will open appointments for the general public on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 7 AM.  

Due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19, PCA doors will be open for applicants with a previously-scheduled appointment. Only the applicant should come to the office for the appointment.  

Heating assistance appointments can be made online at or by calling our customer service line at 404-537-4300. Due to high call volumes, we strongly encourage clients to use the online appointment system.  

 All potential clients who meet the requirements and guidelines of 60% of the median household income for Georgia, and are able to provide the following information may apply: 

  • Proof of income for all household members 18 years of age and older for the last 30 days 
  • Most recent gas bill 
  • Most recent electric bill 
  • Social security cards for all household members 
  • Valid ID for applicant and any household member over 60 years of age 

Once an appointment is scheduled at, the applicant will have the option to complete the Questionnaire and upload required documents. 

Below is press release covering water bill assistance for several counties, including Gwinnett. Walton County residents are NOT included in this program.

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