Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG) is a voluntary association of local governments in Cooke, Fannin, and Grayson Counties that works directly with citizens and local jurisdictions to improve and advance economic vitality and quality of life in Texoma. In collaboration with our public and private sector partners, TCOG delivers various programs and services designed to support the health, welfare, and future of our citizens, our communities, and the region as a whole.
The TCOG Energy Services Program includes Utility assistance. Utility assistance provides co-payment of utilities and the provision of supportive services in an effort to transition low-income families out of poverty and off of public assistance.
Utility assistance includes the co-payment of utilities for a specific period of time while learning ways to conserve energy. Services also include a case management program with the goal of transitioning families off welfare by providing assistance with the cost of expenses such as education, training and other necessary supplies and supportive services.
Each client situation is evaluated through an application process and the appropriate program service is then determined. Individual goals and objectives are identified as well as techniques for budgeting and energy conservation which will transition the client from poverty and/or address crisis situations.
What To Bring To Your Appointment
Please bring the following documentation when you come for your appointment: Proof of income for all household members 18 years of age and older. Examples, current check stubs, 2019 Social Security Award Letter, Retirement Income or VA award letter, Child Support Letter, or TANF and/or Unemployment printout.
All pages of current utility bills for Electric, Gas, and/or Propane.
Two forms of identification for family members 16 and older. Examples: Photo ID such as Driver's License or Texas ID Card. And a second form of ID such as birth certificate, voter registration card, passport, or military ID.
For children age 15 or younger please provide birth certificate OR shot records.