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POSTED: Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 5:30pm

UPDATED: Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 5:42pm

BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) – Although the weather is warm today, there are still cold days ahead. When the temperatures drop, energy bills rise.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Office of Social Services is constantly taking applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. They're currently taking applications for the program. Applications will be taken on a first come first serve basis. The Office of Social Services will process applications until all funds are exhausted, which is federally funded.  

Any customer who has received a LIHEAP service (Non-Crisis or Crisis) in the last 6 months is not eligible. 

Applications will be taken Monday thru Wednesday, during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon as listed below at the respective application sites. 

NOTE: Monday of each week will be set aside for the elderly (60+) and disabled only. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will be for the general population. Those persons interested in applying should call their respective center based on their zip code on Friday morning between 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. 

LIHEAP Application Sites

Central Office: 4523 Plank Road

     Baton Rouge, LA 70805
     (225) 358-4561
     If you live in: 70805, 70807 (North of Blount Rd.), 70811 (North of Hooper Rd.), 70714

Chaneyville Community Center: 13211 Jackson Road

     Zachary, LA 70791
     (225) 654-3309
     If you live in: 70739 (North of Hooper Rd.), 70770, 70791

Delmont Service Center: 3535 Riley Street

     Baton Rouge, LA 70805
     (225) 357-5013
     If you live in: 70739 (South of Hooper Rd.), 70811 (South of Hooper Rd.), 70812, 70818 (West of Joor Road)

Dr. Leo S. Butler Community Center: 950 East Washington St.

     Baton Rouge, LA 70802
     (225) 389-4814, (225) 389-4896
     If you live in: 70801, 70802 (So. of Govt. St.), 70808, 70809, 70810, 70817, 70820

Dr. Martin L. King Community Center: 4000 Gus Young Ave.

     Baton Rouge, LA
     (225) 389-7679 or (225) 389-7625
     If you live in: 70802 (North of Govt. St.), 70806, 70814, 70815, 70816, 70818 (East of Joor Rd.), 70819

Jewel J. Newman Community Center: (North Baton Rouge Community Center); 2013 Central Road

     Baton Rouge, LA 70807
     (225) 778-1007 or (225) 778-0969
     If you live in: 70807 (South of Blount Rd.), 70813

Rural Program: 5736 Rollins Road

     Zachary, LA 70791
     (225) 658-7494
     If you live in: 70791

For more information regarding this program you should contact the East Baton Rouge Parish Office of Social Services at (225) 358-4561.

Non-discrimination Section 2606 of Public Law 97-35 provides that no person shall be denied benefits or excluded from participation on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex. Applicants are also protected under the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

LIHEAP IMPORTANT INFORMATION: To be eligible for a LIHEAP service (an energy payment), your household must meet the four requirements listed below:

    1) Meet the income eligibility requirements (See the Income Guidelines below)

    2) Have an active energy account

    3) You are responsible for the household’s energy cost

    4) Have not received a LIHEAP payment in the previous 6-month period

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