NECAC offers assistance with summer utility bills

The North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) reminds residents that the summer leg of the Energy Crisis Response Program began June 1.

NECAC still has over $1.4 million in funding. Applicants must meet the income criteria, be the person responsible for the bill and have financial resources of $3,000 or less.

Applications can be submitted online or in person at NECAC service centers in each of the 12 counties. The monthly income limit for a one-person household is $2,211. For a residence for four people, it’s $4,252. Additional guidelines are available upon request.

The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is distributed by the Missouri Department of Human Services, which then contracts with NECAC and Missouri’s 18 other community action agencies to administer the service. . Last summer, NECAC helped 1,692 households.

Also, the winter crisis part of the program is over, but there is still money left. NECAC may promise a portion of the Home Energy Assistance Program funding for low-income households if the household has not applied for these funds since October 1, 2021.

More information is available by calling 573-324-0120 or contacting the NECAC Warren County Service Center, 120 E. Main, Warrenton, 636-456-8191.

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