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TRENTON, N.J.—The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) at Mercer County has been extended by the State of New Jersey and will now officially close for the season on May 28, announced County Executive Brian M. Hughes.

The Mercer County Housing and Community Development office will accept clients from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday, May 28, 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, May 28, 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.

The previous deadline had been April 30 before the state’s decision to extend the program.