Cooler weather is upon us and and that means people will soon be turning on their heat if they haven’t already.

The Pace Community Action Agency wants you to know heating help is available to those who need it.

The organization is now accepting applications for the Energy Assistance program.

People can sign up to receive one time benefits that range anywhere from 250 dollars to 800 dollars.

The amount households can receive is based on a point system.

Additional help can be available for families who have a critical need.

In order to sign up, households have to complete an application, provide social security cards for all household members, as well as provide proof of income for all household members and children who receive social security.

You also have to provide current, full electric and heating bills.

Water bills may also be submitted at the time of application.

Pace will soon have a series of community assistance events.

The first will one take place this Thursday in Sullivan County at the Sullivan Housing Authority from 9 am until3 pm.

People will be on site to help with applications.

For more information, just click here.