NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
August 17, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. CT
State Office Building, Lower Level Conf. Room A
301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE
Phone call information: 877-399-0501; Participant code: 3213662#
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Children and Family Services is holding this hearing to accept comments on a proposed state plan for:
Due to the current public health crisis, the agency will enforce any Directed Health Measure Order on the size of gatherings that is in effect at the time of the hearing. In order to encourage participation in this public hearing, a phone conference line will be set up for any member of the public to call in and provide oral comments. Interested persons may provide verbal comments by participating via phone conference line by calling 877-399-0501; Participant code: 3213662#.
Interested persons are invited to submit written comments or to attend and comment at the hearing. Written comments should be submitted by 5:00 p.m. CT on August 17, 2020 and sent to the address above.
If auxiliary aids or reasonable accommodations are needed to participate in the hearing, please call 402-471-8223. For persons with hearing impairments, please call 402-471-9570 (voice and TDD) or the Nebraska Relay System at 711 or 800-833-7352 TDD.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps low income households stay safe and healthy by providing financial assistance to offset the costs of heating and cooling. LIHEAP particularly helps households that pay a high portion of household income for home energy to meet immediate home energy needs.
The LIHEAP Program provides heating assistance, cooling assistance, year round crisis assistance, emergency furnace repair and replacement, fan program and weatherization services for eligible Nebraska citizens/households. LIHEAP in Nebraska is solely funded through a federal grant (no general fund authority for aid).
For further assistance, or an application, contact the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services office in your county.
The cooling season runs from June 1st to August 31st. To qualify for cooling assistance, a household must qualify for LIHEAP and include a household member who:
If a household member has a severe illness or condition which is aggravated by extreme heat an IM-55 is required for medical verification of need for cooling. This information has to be updated annually unless the medical condition has been verified as longer the one year in duration.