Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd. • Oklahoma City, OK 73105
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Library: News Release


July 17, 2013

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Mark K. Beutler, M.Ed. - OKDHS Office of Communications
Phone:
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e-mail: Mark.Beutler@okdhs.org

DHS Summer Cooling funds depleted in one week; Application period ends

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) has closed its application period for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).  The application period began July 9, and within a week DHS had processed more than 74,000 requests.


The federally-funded LIHEAP appropriated $16 million for its summer cooling program, and those funds were depleted in seven days. 


The DHS will once again offer assistance next winter to help low-income Oklahomans pay their heating bills.


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