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June 23, 2010

Jeanne Atkinson, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-8287

DHHS Provides Fans to Help Nebraskans Cool Down

Lincoln – Fans are now available to low-income, aged or disabled people and families in Douglas and Sarpy Counties. The Low Income Energy Assistance Program in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) purchased the fans.

DHHS is partnering with the Salvation Army in Omaha to help get the fans to the people who need them. Fans are being distributed through the Salvation Army's location at 3612 Cuming Street, (402) 898-5900.

In addition to the fan distribution program, there is help for low-income individuals and families through the cooling program. To be eligible for the cooling program, someone in the household must be age 70 or older or have some specific medical conditions that make that person susceptible to heat. Applications can be requested online at or by calling any local DHHS office.

The household (HH) resource limit for the cooling program is $5,000 and annual income limits are: household size 1, $13,545; HH size 2, $18,225; HH size 3, $22,890; HH size 4, $27,570; HH size 5, $32,250; HH size 6, $36,915; HH size 7, $41,595; HH size 8, $46,275; HH size 9, $50,940; HH size 10, $55,620; + $4,680 for each additional member.

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