County commission accepts grant to assist residents | News, Sports, Jobs

On August 3, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners voted to accept $ 979,612 from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program to help residents with electricity bills or prevent power cuts .

The allocation will help approximately 1,000 households in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022. As of 2017, Lee County Human & Veteran Services has received more than $ 5.5 million in grant funding for the program. To be eligible, household income must be at or below 150 percent of the state poverty line.

To watch a video about the program, visit

For more information, visit or call the helpline at 239-533-7996.

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