Posted Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
NJ Natural Gas Seeking to Connect Families with Home Heating Costs for Upcoming Winter Months
New Jersey Natural Gas is hosting Energy Assistance Days today and tomorrow at locations listed below, with representatives on hand to answer questions and offer personal assistance in the application process:
Morris Plains, Tuesday, Oct. 4 – 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Interfaith Food Pantry, 2 Executive Drive, Morris Plains (adjacent to central Park of Morris County)
Denville, Wednesday, Oct. 5 – 1:30 to 7 p.m.
Municipal Building, One Saint Mary’s Place, Denville
Energy costs can add a significant burden to family budgets. So, New Jersey Natural Gas is trying to connect qualified families with energy-assistance and home energy-improvement programs to help manage their home heating costs.
On Oct. 1, the federally funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) began accepting applications for the 2016-2017 heating season.
LIHEAP and the state’s Universal Service Fund provide benefits to supplement the cost of utility bills for eligible limited-income households.
Moreover, NJNG’s Gift of Warmth fund, along with the state-sponsored Payment Assistance Gas and Electric, Temporary Relief for Utility Expenses and NJ SHARES programs, provide energy assistance to households that exceed LIHEAP and USF income thresholds but are currently experiencing temporary or unanticipated financial hardship.
If you have questions or would like a free presentation to your organization on any of our NJNG’s Energy Assistance programs, please call 732-938-1055 or email [email protected]