Friends of UCAP have the opportunity to influence the future of the Energy Assistance Program (EAP). The Department of Commerce has opened the comment period for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) State Plan. A message from the Department of Commerce, links to the draft plan, and ways to comment are included in the remainder of this article.
The draft FFY2020 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) State Plan describes how federal LIHEAP funds will be used to help low-income households reduce their energy burdens.
Commerce uses comments received at the public hearing and during the comment period to develop the final state plan. The comment period is open through July 16th.
You may read the draft state plan at: http://mn.gov/commerce-stat/pdfs/draft-ffy20-liheap-state-plan.pdf
Please share your comments about the FFY2020 State Plan and about Minnesota’s Energy Assistance Program (EAP). We are especially interested in these topics.
· What is one thing about Minnesota’s EAP that is working well?
· If you could change one thing about Minnesota’s EAP, what would it be?
· How could Minnesota’s EAP help more senior citizens?
· Any additional comments about Minnesota’s EAP?
Comment Period: We must receive your comments by Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 4:30pm
Comment online, by email, by mail or by fax.
U.S. Mail: John M. Harvanko, Director
Office of Energy Assistance Programs
Minnesota Department of Commerce
85 7th Place East, Suite 280
St Paul MN 55101-2198