OKLAHOMA CITY- A local state agency is working to help low-income Oklahomans stay warm.
Officials with the Department of Human Services say about $8 million will be available for families across the state through the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
Beginning Tuesday, DHS is accepting applications to help cover heating bills.
Experts stress that only one payment per household is allowed each year through the program.
Officials say they will determine applicants eligibility based on each household’s income and assets.
Many households that receive public assistance through DHS may be automatically authorized to receive winter heating assistance and will not need an application.
However, officials say those households have already been notified.