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Orange County gets home heating cost help
Some Orange County residents that have issues paying their energy and heating bills now have the option to apply for help through the county's Fuel Fund grant.
Those who are in the low- to moderate-income brackets -- and don’t qualify for the federal Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) -- can complete forms to receive funding which will start dispersing on Nov. 19.
Payments, ranging from $625 to $1,000, will be made directly to providers for home heating such as kerosene, propane, oil, pellets, electric and wood heat.
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Grant amounts depend on the type of heating fuel used.
Residents have until mid-March to file an application, but the deadline is subject to change if funds are depleted before then.
To review income guidelines, go to www.ocfuelfund.org. You can also call United Way at 845-457-4774 ext. 3112 starting on Nov. 19 to see if you qualify.