Program works to lower electric bills

Program works to lower electric bills

(KAIT) - One federally funded program works to aid households in need by working to pay for household electric bills, and you may qualify.

The Crowley’s Ridge Development Council (CRDC) has worked with several Region 8 counties by offering applications to help with high electric bills.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps families who fall within the poverty guidelines pay their electricity bills.

Situations such as a shut-off notice, disconnected services, or households in need of setting up utilities qualify for the crisis program.

There are requirements for the program. To see those, click here.

Casey Kidd, director of Human Services at CRDC, said the organization enjoys helping those in need.

“When we’re serving those individuals, we remember that it can be us at any time,” she said. “Tragedies happen, incidents happen and we could be facing the need at some point.”

The program is offered through September, if funding lasts. It is also on a first-come, first-served basis.

Donations to the program are accepted by the CRDC and they can go directly to the county of your choosing.

To find out more information on LIHEAP, click here, or call (870) 802-7100.

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