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Published January 12, 2010, 07:11 PM

Energy Assistance Available

If you need help paying the bills to heat your home, there may be help available.

If you need help paying the bills to heat your home, there may be help available.

Officials at the Tri-Valley Opportunity Council say there's still plenty of funding available for people in Norman, Polk, and Marshall counties.

While some counties have seen an increase in applicants because of the economy, officials at Tri-Valley say this year has been about the same as past years.

However, you must meet some guidelines to be eligible for the funding.

Phil Wold with the Tri-Valley Opportunity Council says, “The way the program works is that when they apply for fuel assistance, we look at their income, how many people in the household, and what it cost to heat their home the previous year. Based on the first two, they will receive a percentage of their heating costs in a grant.”

To apply you can call 218-281-9080 or log on to www.tvoc.org.

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