H.E.A.T. H.E.A.T. Overview Helping low-income Georgians meet their energy needs. H.E.A.T. Overview What is the Heating Energy Assistance Team (H.E.A.T.)? H.E.A.T. is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides energy assistance for Georgians in need Began as a program of Atlanta Gas Light Company in 1983 Established as a nonprofit in 2000 H.E.A.T. Overview Program Advantages Oldest fuel fund in the state Only fuel fund to partner with the State of Georgia Provides only energy assistance Statewide – available to every county in Georgia Helps with energy costs regardless of the energy source – natural gas, electricity, propane, wood, coal, oil, or other H.E.A.T. Overview Getting Assistance Funds distributed by the Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR) through local Community Action Agencies Applicants must meet eligibility requirements Qualified households may apply at agency that serves their county DHR information and referral line – 1-800-869-1150 Questions? Visit H.E.A.T. website at www.heatga.org or call 678-406-0212 H.E.A.T. Overview H.E.A.T. Fund Distribution Dollar Amount Distributed H.E.A.T. FUND DISTRIBUTION 2001-2005 $3,000,000 $2,699,780 $2,500,000 $2,000,000 $1,500,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $500,000 $371,049 $370,000 $389,886 2001 2002 2003 $568,845 $0 2004 2005 TOTAL YEAR Note: Disbursement in 2004 includes $64,141 in H.E.A.T. funds that were made available from the Georgia Department of Human Resources. H.E.A.T. Overview Households Served HOUSEHOLDS SERVED WITH H.E.A.T. FUNDS 2001-2005 14,000 12,775 In Thousands 12,000 10,000 8,000 6,000 4,000 4,587 1,879 1,887 1,807 2,615 2001 2002 2003 2004 2,000 0 2005 TOTAL YEAR Note: Households served during the five-year period consisted of families with children, the disabled and the elderly. The number of households served decreased slightly during 2003 because the funding amount per household increased. H.E.A.T. Overview How You Can Help Make a donation ….. Online at secured Web site: www.heatga.org By Check: Mail contribution to – Wachovia Bank, N.A. P.O. Box 930112 Atlanta, GA 31193 Together we can make a difference!