The Crisis Intervention Program known as CIP will be administered by Macon County DSS. Applications will begin on Monday, November 3rd beginning at 8:00 am. You must be in a LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCY/CRISIS.
Applications will be taken for households needing assistance for their immediate heating needs and to alleviate their heating crisis. Eligible households must meet all criteria for heating assistance which includes; income limit which less than 150% of the federal poverty levels.. The target population is that at least someone in the household is 60 or older, or be approved disabled, or have a household with a child five (5) years of age or under AND be in a life threatening emergency. Also there must be one
The Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) will provide payment to the vendors for eligible households. Also, required to be eligible, you must have 10% or less LP gas, 15 inches or less of Fuel Oil/Kerosene or a Disconnect Notice from Duke or Haywood Electric Company or natural gas provider. If you have a disconnect notice you must bring the notice with you at time of application. Those that use wood as a heat source must have less than 1 cord of wood.
The Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) is to resolve the immediate life threatening crisis. Only minimum deliveries of 100 lbs. of propane, 100 gallons of fuel oil/kerosene, or 1 cords of wood or a disconnect notice with the minimum amount to resolve the crisis will be approved.
For more information, please contact Macon County DSS at 828-349-2124. Application will be taken Monday – Friday from 8am – 4 pm as long as funds are available at Macon County DSS located at 1832 Lakeside Drive, Franklin NC.
For all other households the CIP program opens up December 1st and meet stated guidelines.