You may be able to get help paying your summer energy bill. Central Arkansas Development Council (CADC) will have LIHEAP Utility Assistance beginning the week of Monday, July 25, 2022. It will continue as long as funds are available.
1. What is LIHEAP?
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides individuals and families with short-term assistance. Persons receiving LIHEAP are connected to family development resources, which provides a link to long-term resources to help families become self-reliant. The program is designed to lower the energy burden for low-income households, who pay a high proportion of household income for home energy costs, by paying benefits for home energy bills.
2. Do I qualify?
LIHEAP Eligibility in Arkansas is based on both 60% of State Median Income and 150% of Federal Poverty Guidelines. Review the Eligibility Chart below to see if your household is income-eligible for benefits.cadc liheap income eligibility chart 2022
3. How do I apply?
Apply in person at your local office or online. The local office is at 321 Edison Avenue Benton, AR 72015. See below for the web address. Online application is available 8:00 a.m. until Noon on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
For more information about CADC’s Utility Assistance Program visit: www.cadc.com/utility-assistance. From the website, you can also check on the possibility of getting help from LIHWAP with your water bill. For more information call (501) 326-6229 or email [email protected]
4. Where else is this program?
CADC operates the LIHEAP program in the following counties in Arkansas; Calhoun, Clark, Columbia, Dallas, Hempstead, Hot Spring, Howard, Lafayette, Little River, Lonoke, Miller, Montgomery, Nevada, Ouachita, Pike, Pulaski, Saline, Sevier and Union.
5. What is CADC?
CADC is a non-profit Community Action Agency, an equal opportunity employer and a United Way Agency. The mission of CADC is to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty, to help vulnerable populations achieve their potential and to build strong communities in Arkansas through community action.