Every winter, there is a program to help with energy utility bills in certain counties in Arkansas. Saline County is one of those counties, so keep reading if you or someone you know needs help with the electric bill or natural gas bill.
Starting on January 8, 2024, you can apply to get help. Here’s who is running the program… First off, it’s called Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program – that’s LIHEAP for short. The Central Arkansas Development Council (CADC) is the organization that admin. The program will continue as long as funds are available. They usually accept applications until March 22nd.
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Applications will be accepted in 19 counties in the CADC service area: Calhoun, Clark, Columbia, Dallas, Hempstead, Hot Spring, Howard, Layfette, Little River, Lonoke, Miller, Montgomery, Nevada, Ouachita, Pike, Pulaski, Saline, Sevier and Union. Get more information on the CADC website at www.cadc.com/utility-assistance.
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. 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 is a nonprofit 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. For Community Action Agency information for other Arkansas counties, go to http://acaaa.org/local-community-action-agencies.