"It would be accurate to say that it would be difficult for folks to pay for the cost of their home heating without this program," she said. "So to many West Virginians, this program is very important."
Dadisman was unsure how many individuals in the state received assistance through the program.
The program assists eligible households with the cost of home heating through direct payments to utility companies.
Those hoping to qualify for the assistance must be responsible for the cost of heating their homes. Income levels also determine eligibility.
The maximum monthly gross income for a single person household receiving funds from the program is $1,211, according to figures provided by Dadisman.
The maximum allowable gross monthly income increases by $429 for every person in the household, according to the figures.
The application period is announced as appropriate, according to information provided by Dadisman.
Applications can be obtained at Department of Health and Human Resources county offices. Online applications are available at www.wvinroads.org/inroads.
Information needed to apply includes a copy of a recent heating bill and proof of household income.
An application for the emergency program must be made in person at the Department of Health and Human Resources offices.
Anyone seeking more information about the program can contact the local DHHR office or call 1-800-642-8589.