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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 14, 2017                                                                                             Contact:  Ellen M. Ganley, Director of Development  508 762-9807 
WCAC Announces Fuel Assistance Application Deadline Extended 
Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) apps will be accepted until May 12th
Worcester, Massachusetts - Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. has announced that the deadline to apply for fuel assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been extended until May 12th. The program can provide benefits to households for heating expenses incurred between November 1st and April 30th. 

Interested households can v isit   for additional information or call 508 754-1176 to schedule an appointment in Southbridge, Webster or Worcester.

Eligibility is based on total household income. An individual making under $34,000 is eligible while a family of four could be making as much as $65,000 and be eligible. The LIHEAP program provides financial assistance by paying fuel vendors directly for income-eligible households including individuals, families, single or multi-family homes, owners or renters, and can be heating with sources including, but not limited to, oil, gas or electric heat.

About WCAC

For more than fifty years, the Worcester Community Action Council has served as the federally designated anti-poverty agency for central and southern Worcester County, with a mission of helping people move to economic self-sufficiency through programs, partnerships and advocacy.

Serving the City of Worcester and 45 neighboring communities of Auburn, Blackstone, Boylston, Brimfield, Brookfield, Charlton, Clinton, Douglas, Dudley, East Brookfield, Hardwick, Holden, Holland, Hopedale, Hubbardston, Grafton, Leicester, Mendon, Milford, Millbury, Millville, Monson, New Braintree, North Brookfield, Northborough, Northbridge, Palmer, Oakham, Oxford, Paxton, Rutland, Shrewsbury, Southbridge, Spencer, Sterling, Sturbridge, Sutton, Upton, Uxbridge, Wales, Warren, Webster, West Boylston, West Brookfield and Westborough.  
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