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DHS taking applications for cooling program that provides families help to pay electric bills

Posted at 12:05 PM, Jul 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-19 13:05:38-04

Oklahoma DHS is encouraging those interested in applying for the LIHEAP program to do so quickly.

DHS says the money for the program, that helps low-income families pay their electric bills, is starting to run low.

Because of the rising temperatures, staying cool and comfortable at home can become pricey.  One supervisor says the state received $18 million dollars to give out this summer and it only has about $9 million left.

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That’s why the agency is urging people to get applications in as soon as possible.

When applying, you have to share the income levels of everyone in your house and you also need to have a copy of your most recent electric bill.

The entire process could take up to a week before you receive any money.