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Government Help Available for Paying Utility Bills

Low-income, elderly and disabled Arkansans can qualify for LIHEAP funds.
LITTLE ROCK, AR (News release) - Arkansas has been hit with several bouts of cold weather this winter, and just in time, the federal government has released LIHEAP funds to help low-income, elderly and disabled pay their energy bills. 

The state recently received more than $3.3 million in sequestered and additional funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. That brings the total for the 2014 fiscal year to more than $27.5 million.

“Every day our low-income customers struggle to make ends meet,” said Tom Kennedy, Entergy Arkansas vice president, public affairs. “When inclement weather hits and affects utility bills, it creates an added strain on their budgets, so we’re working hard to get the word out that help is available,” said Kennedy.

LIHEAP funds are administered through the Arkansas Department of Human Services, which provides funding to local community action agencies. 

Click here for information on how to apply for LIHEAP funds.
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