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Summer Cooling Assistance Offered to Low-Income Households

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Cooling assistance funds will be made available for some Oklahomans this summer.

The assistance is offered through the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program administered through the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.

The funds are designed to help low-income households that are extremely vulnerable to summer-heat stresses.

OKDHS will continue to take applications until all allocated funds are depleted. Eligibility for the program is based on each household's income and assets.

Those interested in the program can apply at an OKDHS Human Service Center.

The benefits are $200 for a one-person household, while a household of two or more may receive $250. Only one payment per household is allowed annually for the assistance.

The maximum income guidelines are:

Size of Household Allowable Monthly Net Income

1 $ 1174

2 $ 1579

3 $ 1984

4 $ 2389

5 $ 2794

6 $ 3200

7 $ 3605

8 $ 4010

Persons applying should have the latest electric bill for their home and verification of income information when they make application. For more information, contact the local OKDHS human services center in your county of residence.

Check out where your county's center is located.

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