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July 27, 2011

Marla Augustine, Communications and Legislative Services, (402-471-4047) or

Department of Health and Human Services to Hold Hearing August 4 on Proposed Plan for State Energy Assistance Program

Lincoln –The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is holding a hearing on Thursday, August 4, in the Nebraska State Office Building, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lower Level, Conference Room A, in Lincoln. The hearing will begin at 10:00 a.m. CT.

DHHS is holding this hearing to accept comments on the proposed state plan for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program for the period of October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012.

The state plan is submitted annually to the U.S. 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.

Copies of the proposed plan are available by writing the DHHS Economic Assistance Unit, Fourth Floor, Nebraska State Office Building, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509, or by calling 402-471-9450.

Anyone may attend and comment at the hearing or submit comments in writing. Written comments will be given the same consideration as comments made in person. Written comments must be postmarked or received by 5:00 p.m. CT August 4 and should be sent to the Economic Assistance Unit.

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