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TRENTON, N.J.—The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) at Mercer County will officially close for the season on the last day of April, announced County Executive Brian M. Hughes.

The Mercer County Housing and Community Development office will accept clients from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Thursday, April 30, the final day to apply for assistance. To apply, please contact the Mercer County Housing and Community Development Office at (609) 989-6858 or 989-6959 or visit the Office on the fourth floor of the County Administration Building at 640 South Broad Street.

Individuals meeting various income qualifications can continue to apply for bill payment assistance, energy crisis assistance, and energy-related home repairs until Friday, April 30, 2010.

Monies are from the federally funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), and funding levels are established annually. The County’s Weatherization and Universal Service Fund programs are year-round.