Officials with the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) have announced residents can begin submitting applications Monday, July 25, for help with the costs of summer cooling bills, including those from Entergy Arkansas and other utilities.
LIHEAP is funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is designed to lower the energy burden for low-income households – which pay a high proportion of household income for home energy costs – by paying benefits for home energy bills.
Assistance will be available until Sept. 30, or funds are completely expended, whichever comes first, officials said. The program will have another application period to assist with winter heating costs beginning in January 2023.
Eligibility is determined by household size and income. For example, a single individual with a maximum monthly countable income of $1,859 and a family of four with $3,574 would both be eligible.
The program is offered in all 75 counties in the state through community-based organizations, which can be found online at https://www.adeq.state.ar.us/energy/assistance/caad.aspx, along with a complete list of eligibility and required documentation to complete the application.
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