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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 5, 2008

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Marla Augustine, DHHS, Communications and Legislative Services, (402-471-4047), marla.augustine@dhhs.ne.gov

 

DHHS to Hold Hearing on Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program August 14 in Lincoln

Lincoln – The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Children and Family Services will hold a public hearing August 14, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. CT. The hearing will take place in Lincoln at the State Office Building, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lower Level Conference Room ‘A.’

The Division is holding this hearing to accept comments on a proposed state plan for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program for the period of October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009.

The state plan is submitted annually to the federal Department of Health and Human Services, which provides funding to states to assist low-income individuals and families with home heating and cooling costs. The plan describes Nebraska’s program, including eligibility requirements and benefit guidelines.

Anyone may attend and comment at the hearing or submit comments in writing. Written comments must be postmarked or received by August 29, 2008. They should be sent to DHHS Economic Assistance, 4 th Floor, State Office Building, 301 Centennial Mall South, P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509; phone 402-471-9450. Copies of the plan are available at this address and phone.

If auxiliary aids or reasonable accommodations are needed to participate in a hearing, please call 402-471-9022. Persons with hearing impairments may call the DHHS at 402-471-9570 (voice and TDD) or the Nebraska Relay System at 711 or 800-833-7352 TDD.

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