STATE OF TENNESSEE

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

CITIZENS PLAZA BUILDING

400 DEADERICK STREET

NASHVILLE, TN 37248

Telephone 615-313-4700 Fax 615-741-4165

 

DON SUNDQUIST NATASHA K. METCALF

GOVERNOR COMMISSIONER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FURTHER INFORMATION:

June 15, 2001 Steven Meinbresse 615-313-4761

Paul Ladd 615-313-4707

Editors: Public Chapter 442 (the sunshine Law) enacted by the 88th General Assembly requires public notice of meetings of all governmental bodies whose action can affect public policy.

Public Hearings Scheduled for State’s Proposed Low Income Home Energy Assistance and Weatherization Assistance Programs

The Tennessee Department of Human Services will conduct public hearings to receive comments on the state’s proposed State Plans for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).

The public hearing schedule is:

Tuesday, June 26, 2001 Wednesday, June 27, 2001

9:00-11:00 AM 1:00-3:00 PM

Knoxville-Knox County CAC Madison County Courthouse

L.T. Ross Bldg, 2247 western Avenue 100 East Main St., 3rd Floor

Knoxville, TN 37950 Jackson, TN

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program provides assistance to meet the cost of utility bills for eligible low-income individuals and families. The Weatherization Assistance Program provides assistance to low income households to reduce their fuel costs through increased home energy efficiency and consumer education. Services are provided through contracts with local governments and non-profit agencies.

Information concerning the hearing and requests for copies of the proposed state plans should be addressed to:

LIHEAP / WAP

Public Hearing Notice

June 15, 2001

Page 2

 

 

 

Steven Meinbresse, Director

Community Services

Tennessee Department of Human Services

400 Deaderick Street, 14th Floor

Nashville, TN 37248-9500

615-313-4761

 

 

Written comments on the proposed State Plans will be accepted until the conclusion of the public hearings.

Any individual with a disability who wishes to participate in the public hearings should contact the DHS to discuss any auxiliary aids or services needed to facilitate such participation. Such contact may be in person, by writing, or telephoning DHS prior to the date of the public hearing to allow time for DHS staff to provide assistance.